Arnold Palmer, American Hall of Fame professional golfer, Died at 87

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Arnold Daniel Palmer was born on September 10, 1929, and died on September 25, 2016.

He was an American professional golfer.

Palmer was generally regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf history.

Arnold won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955.

He was nicknamed “The King”, he was one of golf’s most popular stars and its most important trailblazer, because he was the first superstar of the sport’s television age, which began in the 1950s.

His social impact on behalf of golf was perhaps unrivaled among fellow professionals; his humble background and plain-spoken popularity helped change the perception of golf as an elite, upper-class pastime to a more populist sport accessible to middle and working classes.

He was part of “The Big Three” in golf during the 1960s, along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, who are widely credited with popularizing and commercializing the sport around the world.

He won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, and in 1974 was one of the 13 original inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Arnold Palmer appears on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 alongside Tiger Woods.

He lived in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, during spring and summer months, and wintered in La Quinta, California.

He was married to Winnie Palmer for 45 years.

His wife died at age 65 on November 20, 1999, from complications due to ovarian cancer.

Then, Palmer remarried in 2005 to Kathleen Gawthrop.

Arnold Palmer was a member of the Freemasons since 1958.

Palmer was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason at Loyalhanna Lodge No. 275 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where he remained an active member until his death.

He died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Arnold Palmer passed away at 87 years old.