Arnold PALMER

Arnold Palmer - U.S.A. - Biography of his golfing career. Continued.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 15 July 1977

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Tuesday, 10 September 1929
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Latrobe, Penn, U.S.A. DIED 25th September 2016. Aged 87.
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Arnold PALMER - U.S.A. - Biography of his golfing career. Continued.

 

                                                               1970 onwards.

 

                                           Last tournament win & still thrilling the galleries.


As the new decade began Arnold Palmer continued to play some fine golf and win tournaments on the PGA Tour, but he was never to gain that elusive 8th major. He came close in the 1970 PGA Championship where he tied for second, just two strokes behind winner Dave Stockton, and two years later he finished third in the US Open, four shots back on that man Nicklaus. In between times he enjoyed a highly productive 1971 season with success at the Bob Hope Desert Classic, Florida Citrus Open Invitational, Westchester Classic and National Team Championship.

 

Palmer gained his last tour victory in the Bob Hope Desert Classic of 1973 and that same year saw him finish in third place in the US Open, three strokes behind winner Johnny Miller. There were useful performances at the US Opens of 1974 and '75, the Open of 1977 and, in 1980, at the age of 50, he triumphed at the Canadian Open. He played in both the 1971 & '73 Ryder Cups, contributing five and a half points from six in '71 and two points from five in '73 as the Americans enjoyed two comfortable victories. Two years later Arnold captained the USA team to a 21-11 win in his home state of Pennsylvania.

 

Palmer h enjoyed success on the US Senior Tour and to this day the galleries cheer his every move when he makes appearances at events such as the Masters. Arnold Palmer won no less than 61 Tour events in his long and illustrious career and will be remembered as one of the all-time golfing greats. (David Scranage)

 

Arnold Palmer died at the UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was undergoing heart tests, on Saturday September 25th. 2016 aged 87.

 


Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson, two of golfs greats pictured in 1982 at the Open Championships.

Photo George Herringshaw. ©

 

PGA Tour wins (62)

1    Aug 20, 1955    Canadian Open    −23 (64-67-64-70=265)    4 strokes     Jack Burke, Jr.

2    Jul 1,  1956    Insurance City Open    −10 (66-69-68-71=274)    Playoff     Ted Kroll
3    Jul 29, 1956    Eastern Open    −11 (70-66-69-72=277)    2 strokes     Dow Finsterwald

4    Feb 25, 1957    Houston Open    −9 (67-72-71-69=279)    1 stroke     Doug Ford
5    Mar 31, 1957    Azalea Open Invitational    −6 (70-67-70-75=282)    1 stroke     Dow Finsterwald
6    Jun 9,  1957    Rubber City Open Invitational    −12 (71-66-67-68=272)    Playoff     Doug Ford
7    Nov 3,  1957    San Diego Open Invitational    −17 (65-68-68-70=271)    1 stroke     Al Balding

8    Mar 23, 1958    St. Petersburg Open Invitational    −8 (70-69-72-65=276)    1 stroke     Dow Finsterwald,  Fred Hawkins
9    Apr 6,   1958    Masters Tournament    −4 (70-73-68-73=284)    1 stroke     Doug Ford,  Fred Hawkins
10    Jun 29, 1958    Pepsi Championship    −11 (66-69-67-71=273)    5 strokes     Jay Hebert

11    Jan 25,  1959    Thunderbird Invitational    −18 (67-70-67-62=266)    3 strokes     Jimmy Demaret,  Ken Venturi
12    May 11, 1959    Oklahoma City Open Invitational    −15 (73-64-67-69=273)    2 strokes     Bob Goalby
13    Nov 29, 1959    West Palm Beach Open Invitational    −7 (72-67-66-76=281)    Playoff     Gay Brewer,  Pete Cooper

14    Feb 7,  1960    Palm Springs Desert Golf Classic    −20 (67-73-67-66-65=338)    3 strokes     Fred Hawkins
15    Feb 28, 1960    Texas Open Invitational    −12 (69-65-67-75=276)    2 strokes     Doug Ford,  Frank Stranahan
16    Mar 6,  1960    Baton Rouge Open Invitational    −9 (71-71-69-68=279)    7 strokes     Jay Hebert,  Ron Reif, Doug Sanders
17    Mar 13, 1960    Pensacola Open Invitational    −15 (68-65-73-67=273)    1 stroke     Doug Sanders
18    Apr 10, 1960    Masters Tournament    −6 (67-73-72-70=282)    1 stroke     Ken Venturi
19    Jun 18, 1960    U.S. Open    −4 (72-71-72-65=280)    2 strokes     Jack Nicklaus (amateur)
20    Aug 7,  1960    Insurance City Open Invitational    −14 (70-68-66-66=270)    Playoff     Bill Collins,  Jack Fleck
21    Nov 27, 1960    Mobile Sertoma Open Invitational    −14 (68-67-74-65=274)    2 strokes     Johnny Pott

22    Jan 15, 1961    San Diego Open Invitational    −13 (69-68-69-65=271)    Playoff     Al Balding
23    Feb 13, 1961    Phoenix Open Invitational    −10 (69-65-66-70=270)    Playoff     Doug Sanders
24    Feb 26, 1961    Baton Rouge Open Invitational    −14 (65-67-68-66=266)    7 strokes     Wes Ellis
25    Apr 30, 1961    Texas Open Invitational    −14 (67-63-72-68=270)    1 stroke     Al Balding
26    Jun 25, 1961    Western Open    −13 (65-70-67-69=271)    2 strokes     Sam Snead
27    Jul 15, 1961    The Open Championship    −4 (70-73-69-72=284)    1 stroke     Dai Rees

28    Feb 4, 1962    Palm Springs Golf Classic    −17 (69-67-66-71-69=342)    3 strokes     Jay Hebert,  Gene Littler
29    Feb 11, 1962    Phoenix Open Invitational    −15 (64-68-71-66=269)    12 strokes     Billy Casper,  Don Fairfield, Bob McCallister,  Jack Nicklaus
30    Apr 9,   1962    Masters Tournament    −8 (70-66-69-75=280)    Playoff     Gary Player (2nd), Dow Finsterwald (3rd)
31    Apr 29, 1962    Texas Open Invitational    −11 (67-69-70-67=273)    1 stroke     Joe Campbell,  Gene Littler, Mason Rudolph,  Doug Sanders
32    May 6, 1962    Tournament of Champions    −12 (69-70-69-68=276)    1 stroke     Billy Casper
33    May 14, 1962    Colonial National Invitation    +1 (67-72-66-76=281)    Playoff     Johnny Pott
34    Jul 13,  1962    The Open Championship    −12 (71-69-67-69=276)    6 strokes     Kel Nagle
35    Aug 12, 1962    American Golf Classic    −4 (67-69-70-70=276)    5 strokes     Mason Rudolph

36    Jan 7, 1963    Los Angeles Open    −10 (69-69-70-66=274)    3 strokes     Al Balding,  Gary Player
37    Feb 12, 1963    Phoenix Open Invitational    −15 (68-67-68-70=273)    1 stroke     Gary Player
38    Mar 10, 1963    Pensacola Open Invitational    −15 (69-68-69-67=273)    2 strokes     Harold Kneece,  Gary Player
39    Jun 16, 1963    Thunderbird Classic Invitational    −11 (67-70-68-72=277)    Playoff     Paul Harney
40    Jul 1,   1963    Cleveland Open Invitational    −11 (71-68-66-68=273)    Playoff     Tommy Aaron,  Tony Lema
41    Jul 29, 1963    Western Open    −4 (73-67-67-73=280)    Playoff     Julius Boros,  Jack Nicklaus
42    Oct 6, 1963    Whitemarsh Open Invitational    −7 (70-71-66-74=281)    1 stroke     Lionel Hebert

43    Apr 12, 1964    Masters Tournament    −12 (69-68-69-70=276)    6 strokes     Dave Marr,  Jack Nicklaus
44    May 18, 1964    Oklahoma City Open Invitational    −11 (72-69-69-67=277)    2 strokes     Lionel Hebert

45    May 2, 1965    Tournament of Champions    −11 (66-69-71-71=277)    2 strokes     Chi Chi Rodriguez
46    Jan  9, 1966    Los Angeles Open    −11 (72-66-62-73=273)    3 strokes     Miller Barber,  Paul Harney
47    Apr 18, 1966    Tournament of Champions    −5 (74-70-70-69=283)    Playoff     Gay Brewer
48    Nov 20, 1966    Houston Champions International    −9 (70-68-68-69=275)    1 stroke     Gardner Dickinson

49    Jan 29, 1967    Los Angeles Open    −15 (70-64-67-68=269)    5 strokes     Gay Brewer
50    Feb 19, 1967    Tucson Open Invitational    −15 (66-67-67-73=273)    1 stroke     Chuck Courtney
51    Aug 13, 1967    American Golf Classic    −4 (70-67-72-67=276)    3 strokes     Doug Sanders
52    Sep 24, 1967    Thunderbird Classic    −5 (71-71-72-69=283)    1 stroke     Charles Coody,  Jack Nicklaus, Art Wall, Jr.

53    Feb   4, 1968    Bob Hope Desert Classic    −12 (72-70-67-71-68=348)    Playoff     Deane Beman
54    Sep 15, 1968    Kemper Open    −12 (69-70-70-67=276)    4 strokes     Bruce Crampton,  Art Wall, Jr.

55    Nov 30, 1969    Heritage Golf Classic    −1 (68-71-70-74=283)    3 strokes     Dick Crawford,  Bert Yancey
56    Dec   7, 1969    Danny Thomas-Diplomat Classic    −18 (68-67-70-65=270)    2 strokes     Gay Brewer

57    Jul 26, 1970    National Four-Ball Championship PGA Players (with  Jack Nicklaus)    −25 (61-67-64-67=259)

                                 3 strokes Bruce Crampton &  Orvill Moody, Gardner Dickinson &  Sam Snead, George Archer &  Bobby Nichols

58    Feb 14, 1971    Bob Hope Desert Classic    −18 (67-71-66-68-70=342)    Playoff     Raymond Floyd
59    Mar 14, 1971    Florida Citrus Invitational    −18 (66-68-68-68=270)    1 stroke     Julius Boros
60    Jul 25, 1971    Westchester Classic    −18 (64-70-68-68=270)    5 strokes     Gibby Gilbert,  Hale Irwin
61    Aug 1, 1971    National Team Championship (with  Jack Nicklaus)    −27 (62-64-65-66=257)  6 strokes

                                 Julius Boros &  Bill Collins, Bob Charles &  Bruce Devlin.

62    Feb 11, 1973    Bob Hope Desert Classic    −17 (71-66-69-68-69=343)    2 strokes     Jack Nicklaus,  Johnny Miller