The world of sports suffered a setback with the death of Arnold Daniel Palmer who is regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf history. The American golf legend, died on Sunday, September 25, 2016 in Pittsburgh. He was 87.
Nicknamed "The King", Palmer in his long illustrious career won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour and was undoubtedly one of the shining star in the field of golf. Part of the “Big Three” during the 1960s, along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, he is widely credited with popularizing and commercializing the sport around the world.
Palmer was born on September 10, 1929 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Son of Doris (Morrison) and Milfred Jerome "Deacon" Palmer, started learning golf from an early age of 4 under the guidance of his father. A student of Wake Forest College, he secured his entry in the professional golf by winning United States Amateur Championship in 1954. The following years saw his rise in this game as he kept winning titles one after other. He won more than 90 golf tournaments, including 62 titles on the PGA Tour between 1955 and 1973. Palmer is also credited to won seven major championships: The Masters: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964 U.S. Open: 1960 The Open Championship: 1961, 1962 Palmer's most prolific years were 1960–1963, when he earned number of accolades for his achievements in the field of golf. In 1960, he won the Hickok Belt as the top professional athlete of the year. He was bestowed with “Sportsman of the Year ”award by Sports Illustrated magazine. Palmer was recipient of many honours and awar
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