Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer

Birth
Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 25 Sep 2016 (aged 87)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered at Latrobe Country Club in Pennsylvania
Memorial ID 170576904 · View Source
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Hall of Fame Professional Golfer. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf history, winning numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. Nicknamed "The King", he was one of golf's most popular stars and its most important trailblazer, because he was the first superstar of the sport's television age, which began in the 1950s. Palmer's social impact on behalf of golf was perhaps unrivaled among fellow professionals; his humble background and plain-spoken popularity helped change the perception of golf as an elite, upper-class pastime to a more democratic sport accessible to middle and working classes. Palmer is part of "The Big Three" in golf during the 1960s, along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, who are widely credited with popularizing and commercializing the sport around the world. Palmer won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, and in 1974 was one of the 13 original inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Bio by: David Peltier


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: David Peltier
  • Added: 25 Sep 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 170576904
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arnold Palmer (10 Sep 1929–25 Sep 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 170576904, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered at Latrobe Country Club in Pennsylvania.