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Arnold Palmer (1929 - ...)

Palmer, Arnold (1929-...)

Arnold Palmer, American golfer, became one of the greatest and most popular players in the history of the sport. Palmer was the first player to win the Masters tournament four times--in 1958, 1960, 1962, and 1964. Palmer's appealing personality and bold playing style helped to greatly increase the popularity of golf. Throughout his career, Palmer has attracted a huge crowd of supporters called "Arnie's Army" at tournaments. His charisma also was largely responsible for making golf a popular television sport.

Arnold Daniel Palmer was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Palmer turned professional after winning the United States Amateur tournament in 1954. He won the U.S. Openin 1960 and the British Open in 1961 and 1962.

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Golf Greats Feature

From its conception as a major sport, golf has produced man great players who have become legendary. Jack Nicklaus, Nick Price, Tiger Woods... Their names have become synonymous with golf. Their golf playing tactics are considered innovative and ingenious.

While women golfers like Nancy Lopez and Patty Berg have made indelible marks in golf history, paving the way for gender equality in the playing field, so to speak.

These men and women are our role models, inspiration and pride. Take a moment to get to know them by reading their short bios at WestchesterCountyGolf.com.

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Jack Nicklaus: A Legend

Jack Nicklaus, an American golfer, ranks among the greatest players in the history of the sport. Read more about his life and achievements.


Tiger Woods short bio, famous golfers biography

Tiger Woods: The Prodigy

Tiger Woods, an American golfer, created a sensation in the sports world at 26 years old with his brilliant play. Read more about his life and achievements.


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Women's Golf

Women's professional golf did not establish a tour until 1950, but the game was popular with women long before that and produced many stars. Get to know who they are.


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