Palmer slips into his green jacket with help from Nicklaus after winning the Masters golf championship in Augusta in 1964.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Arnold Palmer, one of golf's greatest players whose immense popularity drew a legion of fans to the game at the dawn of the age of televised sport, died of heart complications Sunday. He was 87 .Palmer, a charismatic figure popularly known as "The King" who accumulated 62 career victories on the PGA Tour including seven major championships, died at UPMC Hospital in Pittsburgh, near his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.Fellow golfing great Jack Nicklaus, who with Palmer and Gary Player formed the fabled "Big Three," said in a statement: "He was one of my best friends, closest friends, and he was for a long, long time.Palmer was especially dominant from 1960 to 1963, winning 29 PGA Tour events.His last PGA Tour win came in 1973 .He joined the Senior PGA Tour for players 50 and older in its inaugural season in 1980 and won 10 tournaments, including five majors, before retiring for good in 2006 .Palmer returned to competitive golf after a three-year enlistment in the Coast Guard and turned pro in 1954 .
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE