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Arnold Palmer

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Birthday
10, 1929
Birthplace
Latrobe, PA
Death Date
Sep 25, 2016 (87)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
10, 1929
Birthplace
Latrobe, PA
Death Date
Sep 25, 2016 (87)

About

Championship PGA golfer known as The King. He won four Masters Tournaments from 1958 to 1964 as well as two Open Championships and the 1960 U.S. Open. He was named PGA Player of the Year in 1960 and 1962 and inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.

Before Fame

He went to Wake Forest University for golf but dropped out after the death of a friend.

Trivia

He gained a reputation for drinking a mixture of iced tea and lemonade and years later, the combination was turned into a mass-produced beverage sold under his name.

Family Life

He was married to Winifred Walzer for 45 years. Following his wife's death, he married Kathleen Gawthrop. He had two daughters named Peggy and Amy. His grandson, Sam Saunders, became a professional golfer.

Associated With

He was a part of the Big Three in golf with the great Jack Nicklaus.

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