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Palmer, Arnold,

1929–, American golfer, b. Latrobe, Pa. The son of a professional golfer, he won three regional titles in his youth. Turning professional after winning the 1954 U.S. amateur championship, he won the 1955 Canadian Open. Palmer won the Masters tournament in 1958, 1960, 1962, and 1964, becoming the first four-time winner; the U.S. Open in 1960; and the British Open in 1961 and 1962. A great fan favorite, followed enthusiastically by "Arnie's Army," he had a noted long-term rivalry with Jack NicklausNicklaus, Jack William,
1940–, American golfer, b. Columbus, Ohio. He began playing golf at the age of 10 and before becoming a professional in late 1961 was considered by many the greatest amateur golfer since Bobby Jones.
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. In 1967 he became the first golf professional to win more than $1 million.


See his A Golfer's Life (1999, with J. Dodson); I. O'Connor, Arnie & Jack: Palmer, Nicklaus, and Golf's Greatest Rivalry (2008).

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Palmer, Arnold (Daniel)

(1929–  ) golfer; born in Latrobe, Pa. One of golf's most charismatic players, he was instrumental in popularizing the sport in the United States. After a successful amateur career at Wake Forest College, he turned professional and won the Canadian Open in 1955. Between 1958 and 1964, he won the Masters four times, the British Open twice, and the U.S. Open once. One of the first television-age golfing personalities, he attracted a loyal following known as "Arnie's Army." He won over 80 tournaments in his career. His various business interests and product endorsements helped him capitalize on his popularity.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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