Arnold Palmer

  • Birth Name: Arnold Daniel Palmer
  • Birth Place: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Died: September 25, 2016
  • Profession: Golfer
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  • Served for three years in the U.S. Coast Guard. 
  • Was named Athlete of the Decade (1960s) by the Associated Press.
  • His favorite beverage---equal parts iced tea and lemonade, of which there are multiple alcoholic variations---is officially named for him.
  • Won 61 times on the PGA Tour, including seven major titles, and 10 times on the PGA Champions (formerly Senior) Tour.
  • Cofounded The Golf Channel in 1995 and served as its chairman.
  • Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004.


  • Milfred Palmer — Father
  • Sandra Sarady — Sister
  • Jerry Palmer — Brother
  • Peggy Palmer Wears — Daughter
  • Amy Palmer Saunders — Daughter
  • Doris Palmer — Mother
  • Winifred Walzer — Wife (deceased)
  • Kathleen Gawthrop — Wife
  • Lois Jean Tilley — Sister


  • Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States (1951)
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