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Name: - Arnold Daniel Palmer
Country: - USA
Lived : - [1929-2016]. Born Sept 10, 1929 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Died Sept 25, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, aged 87.
Original Home/Club: - Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Occupation: - Professional golfer; golf course designer; golf course management; entrepreneur.
Turned Pro: - 1954
Web Address: - http://www.arnoldpalmer.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (7): The Open (1961, '62); US Open (1960); Masters Tournament (1958, '60, '62, '64). SENIOR MAJORS (5): US Snr Open (1981); US Snr PGA (1980, '84); Snr Players (1984, '85).

US Amateur Champion (1954). Ryder Cup player (1961, '63, '65, '67, '71, '73). Ryder Cup captain (1963, '75). Presidents Cup captain (1996). Total professional wins (95), of which US PGA Tr (62), Champions Tr (10) and wins in Europe (5), Australia (2) and South America. US PGA Tour leading money winner (1958, '60, '62, '63).

Donald Ross Award (1999, ASGCA). Old Tom Morris Award (1983, GCSAA). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 1974). Awarded the USA's highest civilian honours, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2004) and Congressional Gold Medal (2009).


Golf course design

Founded in 1972, the Arnold Palmer Design Company has created over 300 golf courses across the globe. Among some of the more notable layouts are:

UNITED STATES, CANADA & AMERICAS: Bay Hill (Orlando); Champions Retreat (Georgia); Four Seasons (Costa Rica); Isleworth (Orlando); King & Bear (Florida); Laurel Valley (Pennsylvania); Musgrove Mill (SC); TPC Boston (MA); Tradition (Calif); Wildfire, Palmer course (Orlando).

EUROPE: Castello di Tolcinasco (Italy); K Club (Ire); Rethmar (Ger); Sporting Club Berlin, Palmer course (Ger); Tralee (Ire); Vilamoura Victoria course (Portugal).

AFRICA, ASIA, AUSTRALASIA: Palmer course, Chung Shan Hot Spring (China); Dlf G&CC (India); Orchard (Phil); Sanctuary Cove (Aus).


Did you know?

Arnold Palmer attended college at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Known to his legions of fans as "the King" or "Arnie", no one did more in the post-WW2 era to popularise the game of golf. In the late 1950s, as televised golf took hold, Palmer more than anyone was responsible for an unprecedented explosion of interest in the game, both at home in the USA and across the globe. It can be argued that only Tiger Woods has had an equally significant impact on the popularity of golf. Palmer's seven major championship victories and 62 wins on the US PGA Tour are just part of the many achievements recorded by this golfing great. In the later part of his career, golf course design also became an important part of Arnie's legacy.


Top tournaments won by Arnold Palmer

1993Snr AmericaSkins Game (Snrs)Mauna Lani6 skins$190,000
Played as the Senior Skins Game (Jan 30/31; four-man Snr PGA Tour unofficial money event). Defending champion Palmer (USA) won with a total of 6 skins worth $190,000. Second was Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) 5 skins worth $145,000. Third was Raymond Floyd (USA) 4 skins worth $60,000. Fourth was Jack Nicklaus (USA) 3 skins worth $55,000. [South course, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Big Island, Hawaii].
1992Snr AmericaSkins Game (Snrs)Mauna Lani7 skins$205,000
Played as the Senior Skins Game (Jan 25/26; four-man Snr PGA Tour unofficial money event). Palmer (USA) won with a total of 7 skins worth $205,000. Second was Chi Chi Rodriguez (PR/USA) 4 skins worth $120,000. Third was defending champion Jack Nicklaus (USA) 5 skins worth $95,000. Fourth was Lee Trevino (USA) 2 skins worth $30,000. [South course, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Big Island, Hawaii].
1990Snr AmericaSkins Game (Snrs)Mauna Lani8 skins$240,000
Played as the Senior Skins Game (Jan 27/28; four-man Snr PGA Tr unofficial money event). Palmer (USA) won with a total of 8 skins worth $240,000. Second was Jack Nicklaus (USA) 8 skins worth $140,000. Third was Lee Trevino (USA) 2 skins worth $70,000. Gary Player (RSA) was shutout with no skins. [South course, Mauna Lani Resort, Puako, Big Island, Hawaii].
1988Snr AmericaCrestar Classic (Snrs)Hermitage CC, VA203 (-13)$48,750
Played as the Crestar Classic. Second-placed Lee Elder (USA), Jim Ferree (USA) and Larry Mowry (USA) finished 4 shots behind Palmer (USA), who recorded the last of his ten US Snr Tr victories. [Hermitage CC, Manikin-Sabot, Virginia].
1986Snr AmericaUnionmutual Snr ClassicPurpoodock Club200 (-13)$38,000
Played as the Unionmutual Seniors Golf Classic (Sept 26-28; unofficial seniors invitational event). Second-placed Don January (USA) finished 3 shots behind Palmer (USA), who eagled the par-5 16th hole on all three days of the tournament. [Purpoodock Club, Cape Elizabeth, nr Portland, Maine].
1985Snr MajorsSenior Players Ch'shipCanterbury GC274 (-14)$36,000
Played as the Senior Tournament Players Championship (June 20-23). Second-placed Miller Barber (USA), Lee Elder (USA), Gene Littler (USA) and Charles Owens (USA) finished 11 shots behind Palmer (USA), who recorded his fifth senior major championship win. [Canterbury GC, Beachwood, Ohio].
1984Snr AmericaDoug Sanders ClassicMemorial Park134$21,500
Played as the Doug Sanders Celebrity Classic (unofficial 36-hole event). Arnold Palmer and Miller Barber shared first prize after the tournament was shortened due to bad weather. [Memorial Park GC, Houston, Teaxs].
1984Snr AmericaQuadel Snrs ClassicBoca Grove Plantn205 (-11)$30,000
Played as the Quadel Seniors Classic (Nov 30-Dec 2). Second-placed Lee Elder (USA) and Orville Moody (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Palmer (USA). [Boca Grove Plantation GC, Boca Raton, Florida].
1984Snr MajorsSenior Players Ch'shipCanterbury GC276 (-12)$36,000
Played as the Senior Tournament Players Championship (June 21-24). Second-placed Peter Thomson (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Palmer (USA), who recorded back-to-back senior major championship wins. [Canterbury GC, Beachwood, Ohio].
1984Snr MajorsUS Snr PGA Ch'shipPGA National282 (-6)$35,000
Played as the General Foods PGA Seniors' Championship (Jan 19-22; the first of two PGA Seniors' Championships played in 1984). Defending champion and second-placed Don January (USA) finished 2 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
1983Snr AmericaQuadel Snrs ClassicBoca Grove Plantn271 (-17)$25,000
Played as the inaugural Boca Grove Seniors Classic (Dec 1-4; Snr PGA Tour season-ending event). Second-placed Billy Casper (USA) finished 3 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Boca Grove Plantation GC, Boca Raton, Florida].
1982Snr AmericaBank of America Ch'shipMarlborough CC276 (-8)$25,000
Played as the Marlborough Classic. Second-placed Billy Casper (USA) and Bob Rosburg (USA) finished 4 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Marlborough CC, Marlborough, Massachusetts].
1982Snr AmericaDenver Post ChampnsPinehurst CC, CO275 (-5)$25,000
Played as the Denver Post Champions of Golf. Second-placed Bob Goalby (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA). [Pinehurst CC, Denver, Colorado].
1981Snr MajorsUS Snr OpenOakland Hills289 (+9)$26,000
The US Senior Open (July 9-12). Palmer (USA) beat Billy Casper (USA) and Bob Stone (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Palmer 70, Stone 74, Casper 77). [South course, Oakland Hills CC, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan].
1980Snr MajorsUS Snr PGA Ch'shipTurnberry Isle289 (+1)$20,000
Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship (Dec 4-7; Snr PGA Tr season-ending event; together with the U.S. Senior Open played in June, these events launched the "senior major" concept. The Snr PGA Tour was also launched in 1980). Palmer (USA), making his debut in this event, beat Paul Harney (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [South/Soffer course, Turnberry Isle Resort, Aventura, FL].
1975Men EuropeBMW PGA Ch'shipRoyal St George's285 (+5)£10,000
Played as the Penfold PGA Championship (May 23-26). Second-placed Eamonn Darcy (Ire) finished 2 shots behind Palmer (USA), the event's first winner from outside UK or Ireland. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
1975Men EuropeSpanish OpenLa Manga283 (-5)£3,731
Played as the Spanish Open. Second-placed John Fourie (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA). [South course, La Manga Club, nr Cartagena, Murcia].
1973Men AmericaDesert ClassicBermuda Dunes CC343 (-17)$32,000
Played as the Bob Hope Desert Classic (Feb 7-11). Second-placed Johnny Miller (USA) and Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Palmer (USA), who posted the last of his 62 PGA Tour wins. [Bermuda Dunes CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Indian Wells CC; Tamarisk CC; La Quinta CC].
1971Men AmericaArnold Palmer InvtlRio Pinar CC270 (-18)$30,000
Played as the Florida Citrus Invitational (March 11-14). Second-placed Julius Boros (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA). [Rio Pinar CC, Orlando, FL].
1971Men AmericaDesert ClassicBermuda Dunes CC342 (-18)$28,000
Played as the Bob Hope Desert Classic (Feb 10-14). Palmer (USA) beat Raymond Floyd (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Bermuda Dunes CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Indian Wells CC; Tamarisk CC; La Quinta CC].
1971Men AmericaNatl. Team Ch'shipxx
Played as the National Team Championship
1971Men AmericaNorthern Trust, TheWestchester CC270 (-18)$50,000
Played as the Westchester Classic. Second-placed Gibby Gilbert (USA) and Hale Irwin (USA) finished 5 shots behind Palmer (USA). [West course, Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
1971Men EuropeTrophee LancomeSaint-Nom-La-Breteche202x
Played as the Trophee Lancome. Won by Arnold Palmer (USA). Tournament played over 54 holes. [Golf de Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche, nr Paris, France].
1970Men AmericaNatl. Four-Ball Ch'shipxx
Played as the National Four-Ball Championship.
1969Men AmericaDiplomat Classicxx
Played as the Danny Thomas Diplomat Classic.
1969Men AmericaHeritage ClassicHarbour Town283 (-1)$20,000
Played as the inaugural Heritage Golf Classic (Nov 27-30). Second-placed Bert Yancey (USA) and Dick Crawford (USA) finished 3 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Harbour Town Links, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head, SC].
1968Men AmericaDesert ClassicBermuda Dunes CC348 (-12)$20,000
Played as the Bob Hope Desert Classic (Jan 31-Feb 4). Palmer (USA) beat Deane Beman (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Bermuda Dunes CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Indian Wells CC; Eldorado CC; La Quinta CC].
1968Men AmericaKemper OpenPleasant Valley, Mass.276 (-12)$30,000
Played as the inaugural Kemper Open. Second-placed Art Wall Jr (USA) and Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished shots behind 39-year-old Palmer (USA). [Pleasant Valley CC, Sutton, Massachusetts].
1967Men AmericaAmerican ClassicFirestone CC276 (-4)$20,000
Played as the American Golf Classic. Second-placed Doug Sanders (USA) finished 3 shots behind Palmer (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1967Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRancho Park269 (-15)$20,000
Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 26-29). Second-placed Gay Brewer (USA) finished 5 shots behind defending champion Palmer (USA). [Rancho Park GC, Los Angeles, CA].
1967Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am70.18n/a
Palmer (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.
1967Men AmericaThunderbird ClassicUpper Montclair CC283 (-5)x
Played as the Thunderbird Classic. Second-placed Charles Coody (USA), Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Art Wall Jr (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA). [Upper Montclair CC, Clifton, NJ].
1967Men AmericaTucson OpenTucson Natl.273 (-15)$12,500
Played as the Tucson Open Invitational. Second-placed Chuck Courtney (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA). [Catalina course, Tucson National Resort, Tucson, AZ].
1967Men AmericaWorld Cup of Golf (Indiv)Mexico GC276 (-12)$1,000
Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Bob Charles (NZ) finished 5 shots behind Palmer (USA), who won the International Trophy for best individual score in the World Cup of Golf. Team winners of the Cup: Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer (USA). [Club de Golf Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico].
1967Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club1 up£5,000
Played as the Piccadilly World Match Play Tournament (Oct 12-14; field of eight players). Palmer (USA) beat Peter Thomson (USA) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1966Men Aus/NZAustralian OpenRoyal Queensland276 (-20)A$1,600
Played as the Australian Open (Oct 27-30). Second-placed Kel Nagle (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Royal Queensland GC, Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Qld.].
1966Men AmericaHouston OpenChampions GC275 (-9)$21,000
Played as the Houston Champions International. Second-placed Gardner Dickinson (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA). [Cypress Creek course, Champions GC, Houston, TX].
1966Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRancho Park273 (-11)$11,000
Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 6-9; PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Miller Barber (USA) and defending champion Paul Harney (USA) finished 3 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Rancho Park GC, Los Angeles, CA].
1966Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)Desert Inn CC283 (-5)$20,000
Played as the Tournament of Champions (April 15-18). Defending champion Palmer (USA) beat Gay Brewer (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Palmer 69, Brewer 73), to record the last of his three wins in this event. [Desert Inn CC, Las Vegas, NV; now known as Wynn Las Vegas].
1965Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)Desert Inn CC277 (-11)$14,000
Played as the Tournament of Champions (Apr 29-May 2). Second-placed Chi Chi Rodriguez (Peurto Rico) finished 2 shots behind Palmer (USA), who recorded the second of his three wins in this event. [Desert Inn CC, Las Vegas, NV; now known as Wynn Las Vegas].
1964Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am70.01n/a
Palmer (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.
1964Men AmericaOklahoma City OpenQuail Creek G&CC
Played as the Oklahoma City Open Invitational. [Quail Creek G&CC, Oklahoma City, OK].
1964Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National276 (-12)$20,000
The Masters Tournament (28th) (April 9-12). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) and Dave Marr (USA) finished 6 shots behind Palmer (USA), who claimed the last of his four wins in The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1964Men EuropeWorld Match PlayWentworth Club2 & 1£5,000
Played as the inaugural Piccadilly World Match Play Championship (Oct 9-11; field of eight players). Palmer (USA) beat Neil Coles (Eng) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
1963Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Beverly CC280 (-4)$11,000
Played as the Western Open. Palmer (USA) beat Julius Boros (USA) and Jack Nicklaus (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Palmer 70, Boros 71, Nicklaus 73). [Beverly CC, Chicago, IL].
1963Men AmericaCleveland Openxx
Played as the Cleveland Open Invitational.
1963Men AmericaLos Angeles OpenRancho Park274 (-10)$9,000
Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 3-7; PGA Tour season opener). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) and Al Balding (Can) finished 3 shot behind Palmer (USA). [Rancho Park GC, Los Angeles, CA].
1963Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$128,230see Score
Palmer (USA) won his fourth (and second straight) PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1963 season earnings of $128,230 on the Tour. Jack Nicklaus (USA) was second with $100,050; Julius Boros (USA) was third with $77,357.
1963Men AmericaPensacola Openxx
Played as the Pensacola Open Invitational.
1963Men AmericaPhoenix OpenArizona CC273 (-15)$5,300
Played as the Phoenix Open Invitational (Feb 7-12). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) and third-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 1 shot and 2 shots respectively behind Palmer (USA) ... giving the "Big Three" a 1-2-3 finish. Palmer claimed his third straight win in this event. Final round delayed until Tuesday following two days of heavy rain. [Arizona CC, Phoenix, AZ].
1963Men AmericaThunderbird ClassicWestchester CC277 (-11)x
Played as the Thunderbird Classic Invitational. Palmer (USA) beat Paul Harney (USA) in a playoff. [Westchester CC, Rye, NY].
1963Men AmericaWhitemarsh Openxx
Played as the Whitemarsh Open Invitational.
1962Men AmericaAmerican ClassicFirestone CC276 (-4)$9,000
Played as the American Golf Classic. Second-placed Mason Rudolph (USA) finished 5 shots behind Palmer (USA). [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1962Men AmericaColonial InvitationalColonial CC, Tex281 (+1)$7,000
Played as the Colonial National Invitation. Palmer (USA) beat Johnny Pott (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Palmer 69, Pott 73). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].
1962Men AmericaDesert ClassicBermuda Dunes CC342 (-17)$5,300
Played as the Palm Springs Golf Classic (Jan 31-Feb 4). Second-placed Jay Hebert (USA) and Gene Littler (USA) finished 3 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Bermuda Dunes CC, Coachella Valley, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Indian Wells CC; Tamarisk CC; Thunderbird CC; Eldorado CC].
1962Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am70.27n/a
Palmer (USA) won his second straight PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.
1962Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$81,448see Score
Palmer (USA) won his third PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1962 season earnings of $81,448 on the Tour. Gene Littler (USA) was second with $66,201; Jack Nicklaus (USA) was third with $61,869.
1962Men AmericaPhoenix OpenPhoenix CC, AZ269 (-15)$5,300
Played as the Phoenix Open Invitational (Feb 8-11). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA), Bob McCallister (USA), Billy Casper (USA) and Don Fairfield (USA) finished 12 shots behind defending champion Palmer (USA), who recorded back-to-back PGA Tour wins. [Phoenix CC, Phoenix, AZ].
1962Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
Palmer (USA) won his second PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
1962Men AmericaTexas OpenOak Hills CC, TX273 (-11)$4,300
Played as the Texas Open Invitational. Second-placed Doug Sanders (USA), Gene Littler (USA), Mason Rudolph (USA) and Joe Campbell (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA), who won this event for the third straight year. This was the last of Palmer's three wins in this event. [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].
1962Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National280 (-8)$20,000
The Masters Tournament (26th) (April 5-9). Palmer (USA) beat Gary Player (RSA) and Dow Finsterwald (USA) in an 18-hole playoff: Palmer 68 (-4), Player 71 (-1), Finsterwald 77 (+5). This was the third of four wins for Palmer in The Masters. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1962Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal Troon276 (-12)£1,400
The Open Championship (91st) (July 11-13). Second-placed Kel Nagle (Aus) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Palmer (USA). [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
1962Men AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (PGA Tr)Desert Inn CC276 (-12)$11,000
Played as the Tournament of Champions (May 3-6). Second-placed Billy Casper (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA), who recorded the first of his three wins in this event. [Desert Inn CC, Las Vegas, NV; now known as Wynn Las Vegas].
1961Men AmericaBaton Rouge Openxx
Played as the Baton Rouge Open Invitational.
1961Men AmericaBMW Ch'ship (US)Blythefield CC271 (-13)$5,000
Played as the Western Open. Second-placed Sam Snead (USA) finished 2 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Blythefield CC, Belmont, nr Grand Rapids, Mich].
1961Men AmericaFarmers Insurance OpenRiverwalk GC, CA271 (-17)$2,800
Played as the San Diego Open Invitational (Jan 12-15). Palmer (USA) beat Al Balding (Can) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. Balding was also runner-up to Palmer in this event in 1957. [Riverwalk GC, San Diego, CA; at the time known as Mission Valley CC].
1961Men AwardsLow Stroke Ave - PGA of Am69.85n/a
Palmer (USA) won the PGA of America Vardon Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the PGA Tour.
1961Men AmericaPhoenix OpenArizona CC270 (-10)$4,300
Played as the Phoenix Open Invitational (Feb 9-13). Palmer (USA) beat Doug Sanders (USA) in an 18-hole Monday playoff (Palmer 67; Sanders 70). [Arizona CC, Phoenix, AZ].
1961Men AmericaTexas OpenOak Hills CC, TX270 (-10)$4,300
Played as the Texas Open Invitational. Second-placed Al Balding (Can) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Palmer (USA). This was the second of Palmer's three wins in this event. [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].
1961Men MajorsThe OpenRoyal Birkdale284 (-4)£1,400
The Open Championship (90th) (July 12-14). Second-placed Dai Rees (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
1960Men AmericaBaton Rouge Openxx
Played as the Baton Rouge Open Invitational.
1960Men AmericaDesert ClassicThunderbird CC338 (-22)$12,000
Played as the inaugural Palm Springs Desert Golf Classic (Feb 3-7; evolved out of the Thunderbird Invitational tournament 1952-59). Second-placed Fred Hawkins (USA) finished 3 shots behind Palmer (USA), who also won the 1959 Thunderbird Invtl. [Thunderhawk CC, Rancho Mirage, CA. Earlier rounds also at: Bermuda Dunes CC; Indian Wells CC; Tamarisk CC].
1960Men AmericaMobile Sertoma Openxx
Played as the Mobile Sertoma Open Invitational.
1960Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$75,263see Score
Palmer (USA) won his second PGA Tour leading money winner title, with 1960 season earnings of $75,262 on the Tour. Ken Venturi (USA) was second on the money list.
1960Men AmericaPensacola Openxx
Played as the Pensacola Open Invitational.
1960Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - PGA of Amxn/a
Palmer (USA) won the PGA of America Player of the Year Award (based on points allocated for PGA Tour wins, money-list position and scoring average).
1960Men AmericaTexas OpenFt Sam Houston276 (-12)$2,800
Played as the Texas Open Invitational. Second-placed Doug Ford (USA) and Frank Stranahan (USA) finished 2 shots behind Palmer (USA). This was the first of Palmer's three wins in this event. The last PGA Tour event held at an active-duty military golf course. [Ft Sam Houston GC, San Antonio, TX].
1960Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National282 (-6)$17,500
The Masters Tournament (24th) (April 7-10). Second-placed Ken Venturi (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA), who recorded the second of his four wins in The Masters. Later that year Palmer also won the US Open. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1960Men AmericaTravelers Ch'shipWethersfield CC270 (-14)$3,500
Played as the Insurance City Open. Palmer (USA) beat Jack Fleck (USA) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. Bill Collins (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Wethersfield CC, nr Hartford, CT].
1960Men MajorsUS OpenCherry Hills CC280 (-4)$14,400
The US Open (60th) (Jun 16-18). Second-placed Jack Nicklaus (USA) finished 2 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Cherry Hills CC, Englewood, nr Denver, CO].
1959Men AmericaOklahoma City Openxx
Played as the Oklahoma City Open Invitational.
1959Men AmericaThunderbird InvtlThunderbird CC266 (-18)x
Played as the Thunderbird Invitational (which in 1960 evolved into the first Bob Hope Classic). Second-placed Ken Venturi (USA) and Jimmy Demaret (USA) finished 3 shots behind Palmer (USA). [Thunderbird CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].
1959Men AmericaWest Palm Beach Openxx
Played as the West Palm Beach Open Invitational.
1958Men AwardsMoney Winner - PGA Tr$42,605see Score
Palmer (USA) was the PGA Tour 1958 leading money winner, with earnings of $42,605 on the Tour. Billy Casper (USA) was second on the money list.
1958Men AmericaPepsi ChampionshipPine Hollow CC273 (-11)$9,000
Played as the inaugural (and only) Pepsi Championship (June 26-29). Second-placed Jay Hebert (USA) finished 5 shots behind Palmer (USA), who recorded his tenth PGA Tour win. [Pine Hollow CC, East Norwich, New York].
1958Men AmericaSt Petersburg Openxx
Played as the St Petersburg Open Invitational.
1958Men MajorsThe MastersAugusta National284 (-4)$11,250
The Masters Tournament (22nd) (April 3-6). Second-placed Doug Ford (USA) and Fred Hawkins (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA), who won the first of his four Masters green jackets, and the first of his seven major championship titles. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
1957Men AmericaAzalea Openxx
Played as the Azalea Open Invitational.
1957Men AmericaFarmers Insurance OpenRiverwalk GC, CA271 (-17)$2,400
Played as the San Diego Open Invitational (Oct 31-Nov 3). Second-placed Al Balding (Can) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA). [Riverwalk GC, San Diego, CA; at the time known as Mission Valley CC].
1957Men AmericaHouston OpenMemorial Park279 (-9)$7,500
Played as the Houston Open. Second-placed Doug Ford (USA) finished 1 shot behind Palmer (USA), whose 69 was the only sub-par round of the final day. [Memorial Park GC, Houston, TX].
1957Men AmericaRubber City OpenFirestone CC272 (-12)$2,800
Played as the Rubber City Open Invitational (June 6-9). Palmer (USA) beat Doug Ford (USA) with a 25-foot chip-in for birdie at the sixth playoff hole. [South course, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio].
1956Men AmericaColombian OpenCali CC280 (-4)
Played as the Colombian Open (Abierto de Colombia). Won by 26-year-old Palmer (USA) by 2 shots, who claimed his first win as a professional. [CC of Cali, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia].
1956Men AmericaEastern Openxx
Played as the Eastern Open.
1956Men AmericaPanama OpenPanama GC283 (-5)$2,000
Played as the Panama Open. Palmer (USA) beat Sam Snead (USA) with a birdie at the sixth sudden-death playoff hole. [GC de Panama, Panama City, Panama].
1956Men AmericaTravelers Ch'shipWethersfield CC274 (-10)$4,000
Played as the Insurance City Open. Palmer (USA) beat Ted Kroll (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record his second PGA Tour victory. [Wethersfield CC, nr Hartford, CT].
1955Men AmericaCanadian OpenWeston G&CC, Ont.265 (-23)$2,400
Played as the Canadian Open. Second-placed Jack Burke Jr (USA) finished 4 shots behind Palmer (USA), who recorded the first of his 62 PGA Tour wins at this event. [Weston G&CC, Toronto, Ont.]
1954Men AmateurUS AmateurDetroit CC1 holen/a
The US Amateur Championship (54th). Palmer (USA) beat Robert Sweeney Jr (USA) by 1 hole in the final. [CC of Detriot, Grosse Pte Farms, Mich.].

 

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Koksijde Golf ter Hille Golf Club: on what was previously open farmland, an enjoyable and challenging links-style layout has been crafted. Perhaps the inspiration for Koksijde's new course came from a renowned Harry Colt layout that existed in the 1920s just a couple of kilometres to the west. Read more...
 
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