Arnold Palmer, 1929-2016, latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA.
Palmer, who won many races from 1955, is not seen as the biggest player in history, but he is one of the most important players since he was the biggest star in television in the 1950s. In 1954, Arnold Palmer won U.S. Amateur and November 18th the same year began his career as a professional golfer. Palmer’s charisma was an important factor when golf became a TV sport in the 50’s. This laid the foundation for golf’s popularity today. He was extremely popular for both his person and the way he played golf. From every position he aimed at the flag and his whole body lived with it in every situation. Everyone present was sharing his joy or disappointment on the track. The TV producers loved him and the audience flocked to the races. Palmer received a special admirer named Arnies Army. Between 1960 and 1960 he won 29 competitions. He won seven majors and in total he won 92 professional golf competitions, of which 62 on the PGA Tour. In 2004, Arnold Palmer competed in The Masters for the last time. It was his 50th Master’s in a row and he won the competition four times. Arnold took the time to write more autographs and shake more hands than any other golf pro after him. Arnold Palmer passed away on September 2, 2016, he was 87 years old. The memory of Arnold Palmer is never fading.
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