Arnold Daniel Palmer

by Karen from Tampico, Mexico

Put first things first.

This is an English project and I was assigned to research on this athlete and so I went to to get some biographical facts. I hope you enjoy my research and my thoughts about it.

"Arnold Daniel Palmer born September 10, 1929 is an American golfer who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men´s professional golf. He won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champion Tour, dating back to 1955. Nicknames "The King" Palmer was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.He learned golf from his father Deacon Palmer, who was head professional and greens keeper at Latrobe Country Club, allowing young Arnold to accompany his father as he maintained the course."

Palmer´s charisma was a major factor in establishing golf as a compelling television event in the 1950s and 1960s, setting the stage for the popularity it enjoys today. McCormack listed five attributes that made Palmer especially marketable, his good looks, his relatively modest backgrounds(his father was a green keeper before rising to the club professional and Latrobe was a humble club), the way he played golf, taking risks and wearing his emotions on his sleeve, his involvement in a string of exciting finishes in early televised tournaments, and his affability."

Palmer won seven major championship:

* The Masters: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964

* U.S Open: 1960

* The Open Championship: 1961, 1962

"In 1960, he won the Hickok Belt as the top professional athlete of the year and Sports Illustrated magazine´s "Sportsman of the Year" award. This athlete become a hero for me because he was wonderful for that sport, he wom many prizes and many trophes. He became the first man to reach one million dollars playing golf."

Arnold Palmer showed great perseverance and that is one of the things I don´t have. His characteristics were that he possessed security, emotions in sport, popularity, and facility."

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