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April 19, 2017 "Arnold Palmer was a great golfer and won a lot of majors in golf and won the masters . RIP Arnold palmer." - Daniel Lupi (Safety Harbor, FL)
April 19, 2017 "Palmer's rise to superstardom wasn't hurt by his friendly good looks and folksy charm. In a sport often seen as elitist, Palmer was one of the first to bring a common man's touch to the green, attracting fans who loved dreaming that they, too, might rise to Palmer's heights. He wasn't born with a silver spoon in his mouth he learned at the knee of his dad, but not in an exclusive venue. Latrobe was a modest club, and Deacon Palmer was a self-made man who worked his way up from a groundskeeping job to the status of head pro. It was skill and drive that got Palmer to the top, not money and connections, and his fans loved it. With his bold style, handsome face, and charismatic personality, Palmer was made to be a television star, and that combination of attributes unusual in the midcentury golf world helped to make golf a viable TV sport. In the mid-1950s, few golf events made it to television. By the 1960s, golf was becoming a television favorite, and the Masters was the top event in televised golf. The Masters, of course, was Palmer's signature tournament, indelibly associated with him. Palmer played in an incredible 50 consecutive Masters tournaments, from 1955 to 2004. He won four of them in 1958, 1960, 1962, and 1964. In 2007, he began serving as the honorary starter for the first round of the Masters, hitting the tournament's first shot each year. "It's a great thrill," he told the Augusta Chronicle as he teed off at the 2009 Masters. Though Palmer was the king of the Masters, it was far from the only championship he took home. He won the British Open twice, in 1961 and 1962, and the U.S. Open once, in 1960. A host of other minor championships dotted his record, from the 1956 Eastern Open to the 1962 Palm Springs Golf Classic to the 1981 U.S. Senior Open, with dozens in between. Palmer was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. The PGA Tour honored him with their lifetime achievement award in 1998 and their Payne Stewart Award in 2000, the first year it was offered. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 the first golfer to receive that honor and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009. Nicknamed the King, he was befriended by presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to George W. Bush. RIPArnold Palmer ." - Daniel Lupi (Safety Harbor, FL)
March 18, 2017 "Watching my first Bay Hill tournament without Arnold Palmer, I keep hearing all of the remarks from other golfers and they all bring tears to this old Marine it was because Arnold Palmer I started playing golf back in the sixties I grew to love this game I always dream of a foursome Arnold Jack Gary and myself I never got to meet Mr Palmer but I feel like I've known him all my life" - Edward Insell (Warsaw, MO)
December 24, 2016 "Mr. Palmer was an inspiration to all who play the game and it was my good fortune to watch him play a practice round at Augusta National in 2001. What a thrill for me to see him in person. He is greatly missed." - Garry Grau (Lubbock, TX)
October 25, 2016 "Mr. Palmer,
I remember back when I was 4 yrs old sitting down with my Dad in front of our old black and white zenith TV. waiting for the Golf match to come on, you were one of my Dads favorite players, growing up with my father who loved to play I learned to love it as well. you Mr. Palmer became a big part of my family, the way you carried yourself, your demeanor, your honest straight forward way of looking at things, at life, you Mr. PALMER WERE LARGER THAN LIFE... YOU WERE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON A 4YR OLD BOY, who grew up PLAYING AROUND ON Saturday mornings with my Dad every chance I got.
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Obituary for Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer, one of the American legends of professional golf, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Pittsburgh, according to multiple news sources. He...
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