Arnold Palmer
 

Arnold Palmer is the most trusted name in golf. During his playing career, Mr. Palmer won 92 tournaments, including seven majors. His love of the game and hard-charging approach are legendary among those who follow his career. Beyond his magnificent golf performance record, he excels as a businessman and a golf course architect. His magnetic personality and an unfailing sense of kindness to everybody with whom he comes in contact have endeared him to millions throughout the world.

 

Click here for more information about Mr. Palmer and the Arnold Palmer Design Company: www.ArnoldPalmer.com or www.ArnoldPalmerDesign.com.
 

Century Golf Partners is privileged to own the exclusive rights to operate under the Arnold Palmer Golf Management brand. Arnold Palmer Golf Management operates golf courses in the true spirit of Mr. Palmer – with integrity, consideration of others and honor of the game. Our team works tirelessly to create great golf experiences for every golfer, every day. 

 

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ARNOLD PALMER'S PROFESSIONAL CAREER SUMMARY 1955 THROUGH 2005


Earnings - Regular PGA Tour                           $2,130,239
Earnings - Senior PGA Tour                             $2,277,972
Earnings - Foreign/International/Non-Tour       $2,345,108
Total Competitive Earnings                              $6,753,319

  • (Excludes pro-ams, skins game)

 

VICTORIES: 92 (Tour-61; Foreign/International:19; Seniors:12)

 

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

  • Best 18-hole Round: 62, 1959 Thunderbird Invitational, Fourth Round; 1966 Los Angeles Open, Third Round

  • Best Opening Round: 64, 1955 Canadian Open; 1962 Phoenix Open; 1970 Citrus Open; 1970 Greensboro Open; 1971 Westchester Classic

  • Best Second Round: 63, 1961 Texas Open

  • Best Third Round: 62, 1966 Los Angeles Open

  • Best Fourth Round: 62, 1959 Thunderbird Classic

  • Lowest Score, First 36 Holes: 130, (67-63), 1961 Texas Open

  • Lowest Score, First 54 Holes: 195, (64-67-64), 1955 Canadian Open

  • Lowest 72-hole Score: 265, (64-67-64-70), 1955 Canadian Open

  • Biggest Victory Margin: 12, 1962 Phoenix Open

  • Most Consecutive Birdies: 7, 1966 Los Angeles Open, third round

  • Holes-in-One: 19, three in PGA Tour Events, four on Senior PGA Tour, one in Japan

  • All-Time Low 18-hole Score: 60, Latrobe Country Club, September 1969

 

SPECIAL GOLF ACHIEVEMENTS

  • PGA Player of Year - 1960 and 1962

  • PGA Tour Leading Money Winner - 1958, 1960, 1962, 1963

  • Vardon Trophy - 1961, 1962, 1964, 1967

  • Ryder Cup Team - 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1971, 1973; Capt. - 1963, 1975

  • Chrysler Cup Team and Captain (Senior Golf) - 1986-90

  • Presidents Cup Captain - 1996

  • UBS Cup Team and Captain - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

 

PROFESSIONAL VICTORIES

  • 1955 - Canadian Open

  • 1956 - Insurance City Open, Eastern Open

  • 1957 - Houston Open, Azalea Open, Rubber City Open, San Diego Open

  • 1958 - St. Petersburg Open, Masters Tournament, Pepsi Open

  • 1959 - Thunderbird Invitational, Oklahoma City Open, West Palm Beach Open

  • 1960 - Bob Hope Desert Classic, Texas Open, Baton Rouge Open, Pensacola Open, Masters Tournament, Open Championship, Insurance City Open, Mobile Open, Cup (Partner: Sam Snead)

  • 1961 - San Diego Open, Phoenix Open, Baton Rouge Open, Texas Open, British Open Championship, Western Open

  • 1962 - Bob Hope Desert Classic, Phoenix Open, Masters Tournament, Texas Open, Tournament of Champions, Colonial National Invitational, British Open Championship, American Golf Classic, Cup (Partner: Sam Snead)

  • 1963 - Los Angeles Open, Phoenix Open, Pensacola Open, Thunderbird Classic, Cleveland Open, Western Open, Whitemarsh Open, Australian Wills Masters, Cup (Partner: Jack Nicklaus)

  • 1964 - Masters Tournament, Oklahoma City Open, Piccadilly World Match Play Championship, Cup Partner (Jack Nicklaus)

  • 1965 - Tournament of Champions

  • 1966 - Los Angeles Open, Tournament of Champions, Australian Open, Houston Champions International, PGA Team Championship (Partner: Jack Nicklaus), Cup (Partner: Jack Nicklaus)

  • 1967 - Los Angeles Open, Tucson Open, American Golf Classic, Thunderbird Classic, Piccadilly World Match Play Championship, World Cup (Partner: Jack Nicklaus), World Cup International Trophy (Individual Title)

  • 1968 - Bob Hope Desert Classic, Kemper Open

  • 1969 - Heritage Classic, Danny Thomas Diplomat Classic

  • 1970 - PGA Team Championship (Partner: Jack Nicklaus)

  • 1971 - Bob Hope Desert Classic, Citrus Open, Westchester Classic, PGA Team Championship (Partner: Jack Nicklaus), Lancome Trophy

  • 1973 - Bob Hope Desert Classic

  • 1975 - Spanish Open, British PGA Championship

  • 1980 - Canadian PGA Championship, PGA Seniors Championship

  • 1981 - USGA Senior Open Championship

  • 1982 - Marlboro Senior Classic, Denver Post Champions of Golf

  • 1983 - Boca Grove Senior Classic

  • 1984 - PGA Senior Championship, Doug Sanders Celebrity Pro-Am, Senior TPC, Quadel (Boca Grove) Classic

  • 1985 - Senior TPC

  • 1986 - Unionmutual Classic

  • 1988 - Crestar Classic

 

Total Victories: 92

 

AWARDS

Golf 

  • Charter member, World Golf Hall of Fame, Pinehurst, NC , 1974 

  • American Golf Hall of Fame, Foxburg, PA

  • PGA Hall of Fame, Palm Beach Gardens, FL , 1980 

  • All-American Collegiate Golf Hall of Fame, Man of Year, 1984 

  • Ohio Golf Hall of Fame, 1992 

  • Phoenix Open Hall of Fame 

  • Bob Jones Award, Golf Association, 1971 

  • Walter Hagen Award, International panel of selectors 

  • William D. Richardson Award, Golf Writers Association of , 1969 

  • Charles Bartlett Award, Golf Writers Association of , 1976 

  • Herb Graffis Award, National Golf Foundation, 1978 

  • Gold Tee Award, Metropolitan (NY) Golf Writers Association, 1965

  • Golf Digest “Man of Silver Era”, 1975

  • Old Tom Morris Award, Golf Course Superintendents Association of , 1983 

  • Golfer of Century, New York Athletic Club, 1985 

  • Commemorative Honoree, 1987 Golf Digest Commemorative Seniors Tournament

  • Golfer of Decade (1958-67), Centennial of Golf, Golf Magazine, 1989

  • American Senior Golf Association National Award, 1989

  • Chicago District Golf Association Distinguished Service Award, 1989

  • Ambassador of Golf Award, World Series of Golf, 1991

  • Bing Crosby Award, Metropolitan (NY) Golf Writers Association, 1992 

  • Memorial Honoree, Memorial Tournament, 1993

  • PGA of Distinguished Service Award, 1994

  • Distinguished Service Award, Tri-State Section, PGA of , 1996 

  • Centennial Award, Golf Associations of Philadelphia , 1996 

  • Francis Ouimet Award, Francis Ouimet Caddie Scholarship Fund, Boston , 1997 

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, PGA Tour, 1998 

  • Golfer of Century, Western Pennsylvania Golf Association, 1998

  • Donald Ross Award, American Society of Golf Course Architects, 1999 

  • Golf Newsmaker of Century, Golf World, 1999

  • Ike Grainger Award, USGA, 2000

  • Golf Family of Year, National Golf Foundation, 2000

  • Payne Stewart Award, PGA Tour, 2000 

  • Dave Marr Award, Novell Utah Showdown, 2000 

  • National Golf Course Owners Association Award of Merit, 2001 

  • Golden Anniversary Award, Metropolitan (NY) Golf Writers Association, 2001 

  • Tri-State PGA Hall of Fame, 2002

  • 50th Anniversary ACC golf team, 2003 

  • Dave Marr Shell Award, Houston, 2004

 

General Sports

  • Associated Press Athlete of Decade – 1960-1969

  • Hickok Professional Athlete of Year – 1960

  • Sports Illustrated Sportsman of Year – 1960

  • Dapper Dan Award, Pittsburgh – 1960 

  • Pennsylvania , Western Pennsylvania , Westmoreland County , Cambria County, North Carolina , Florida 

  • Sports Halls of Fame

  • Wake Forest Hall of Fame 

  • Sports Appreciation Trophy, Atlanta AC CC, Atlanta , 1990

  • Athletes Who Changed Game, Sports Illustrated’s 20th Century Sports Awards, New York , 1999

  • Top 10 Male Athletes, 50th Anniversary, Atlantic Coast Conference, 2003 

  • Roy Firestone Award, Los Angeles , 2004

  • Alfond Award of Excellence, Rollins College , Orlando , 2004

 

General

  • Arthur J. Rooney Award, Catholic Youth Association, Pittsburgh , 1977

  • Dapper Dan Man of Year, Pittsburgh , 1960 

  • Lowman Humanitarian Award, Los Angeles

  • Distinguished Pennsylvanian, 1980

  • Partner in Science Award, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

  • Theodore Roosevelt Award, National Collegiate Athletic Association

  • Business Leaders Award, Northwood Institute

  • National High School Sports Hall of Fame 

  • Ellis Island Medal of Honor, New York , 1986

  • Gold Medal, Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, 1988

  • Order of Eagle Exemplar, Sports Academy , 1989 

  • Van Patrick Career Achievement Award, Dearborn, MI , 1990

  • Eagle on World Award, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of  New York , 1990

  • Pathfinder Award, Youthlinks Indiana , 1992 

  • Outstanding American Award, Los Angeles Philanthropic Foundation, 1992

  • National Sports Award, Washington , 1993

  • Sports Legends Award, Juvenile Diabetes Association, Pittsburgh , 1993 

  • Humanitarian Award, Variety Club International, 1993

  • “Good Guy” Award, American Legion National Commanders, 1993

  • Man of Year, Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, 1994

  • Ford Achievement Award, Dearborn, MI , 1994

  • Golden Plate Award, American Academyh of Achievement, 1995

  • History Makers Award, Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania , 1995

  • Community Service Award, Latrobe Chamber of Commerce, 1995 

  • Reagan Distinguished American Award, Jonathan Club, Los Angeles , 1996 

  • Lifetime Achievement Award, March of Dimes Athletic Awards, 1998 

  • Caritas Award, Richstone Family Center , Los Angeles , 1998 

  • Spirit of Hope Award, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, 1998

  • James Ewing Layman’s Award, Society of Surgical Oncology, Orlando , 1999

  • Harold A. Stewart Amicus Libri Award, Adams Memorial Library, Latrobe, 1999 

  • Patriot Award, Congressional Medal of Honor Society, 2000 

  • George Bush Three Amigos Inspiration Award, Houston, 2001

  • Great Ones Award, Jim Murray Memorial Foundation, Los Angeles , 2001

  • Paul Harris Rotary Club Award, Orlando, 2002 

  • Great American Award, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Minneapolis , 2003 

  • Presidential Medal of Freedom, White House, 2004 

  • Order of Merit, Lisbon , 2005 

  • Dapper Dan Lifetime Achievement Award, 2005

  • Spirit of Hope Award, Adelphoi , 2006

  • Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame, Junior Achievement, 2006 

 

ACADEMIC HONORS

  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, Wake Forest University , Winston-Salem, NC 

  • Honorary Doctor of Humanities, Thiel College , Greenville, PA

  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, National College of Education , Evanston, IL

  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Florida Southern University, Lakeland, FL 

  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, St. Vincent College , Latrobe, PA 

 

BOOKS AND VIDEOS

  • Arnold Palmer’s Golf Book, 1961 

  • Arnold Palmer’s Complete Book of Putting, 1986 

  • Portrait of a Professional Golfer, 1964

  • Play Great Golf, 1987-89 (book, videos) 

  • My Game and Yours, 1965, revised 1983  

  • The Arnold Palmer Story (video) 

  • Situation Golf, 1970

  • Arnold Palmer, A Personal Journey (by Thomas Hauser with Arnold Palmer), 1994

  • Go For Broke, 1973

  • Arnold Palmer’s Best 54 Holes of Golf, 1977

  • Arnold Palmer, A Golfer’s Life (w/James Dodson), 1999  

  • Playing by the Rules, 2002 

  • Memories, Stories and Memorabilia, 2004