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     ARNOLD PALMER...A BIOGRAPHY

     Arnold Palmer is many things to many people...world famous golf immortal
     and sportsman, highly-successful business executive, prominent advertising
     spokesman, skilled aviator, talented golf course designer and consultant,
     devoted family patriarch and a man with a down-to-earth common touch
     that has made him one of the most popular and accessible public figures
     in history.

     His popularity and success have grown with the tremendous golf boom in this
     latter half of the century to heights few ever anticipated and were recognized
     in countless ways at the close of the 1900s. Certainly each contributed to the
     other, a fact given recognition when he was named “Athlete of the Decade”
     for the 1960s in a national Associated Press poll. Before, during and after
     that great decade, the famous golfer amassed 92 championships in
     professional competition of national or international stature by the end of
     1 997. Sixty-one of the victories came on the U.S. PGA Tour, starting with
     the 1955 Canadian Open.

     Besides the magnificent performance record, his magnetic personality and unfailing sense of kindness and
     thoughtfulness to everybody with whom he comes in contact have endeared him to millions throughout the world
     and led to the informal formation of the largest non-uniformed “military” organization in existence - Arnie’s Army.
     Seven of his victories came in what the golfing world considers the four major professional championships. He won
     the Masters Tournament four times, in 1958, 1960. 1962 and 1964; the U.S. Open in spectacular fashion in
     1960 at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver and the British Open in 1 96 1 and 1962. He came from seven
     strokes off the pace in the final round in that U.S. Open win and finished second in four other Opens after that.
     Among the majors, only the PGA Championship eluded him. He finished second in the PGA three times.

     Arnie’s springboard to professional fame and fortune was his victory in the U.S. Amateur Championship in 1954.
     He turned professional a few months later. His hottest period was a four-year stretch from 1960 to 1963 when he
     landed 29 of his titles and collected almost $400,000 at a time when the purses were minute by today’s
     standards. He was the leading money-winner in three of those years and twice represented the U.S. in the
     prestigious Ryder Cup Match during that time, serving in 1963 as the victorious captain.

     It was also during this period that his rapidly growing business interests got their start, through the impetus of
     Palmer himself and with the guidance and efforts of his business manager, Mark McCormack, and his wide-ranging
     organization. Arnold is president of Arnold Palmer Enterprises, a multi-division structure encompassing much of his
     global commercial activity that is centered in Cleveland. He has been involved in automobile and aviation service
     firms in his Latrobe (PA) hometown, Charlotte NC, and elsewhere around the country for many years.
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     Arnold is president and sole owner (since 1971) of Latrobe Country Club and president and principal owner of the
     Bay Hill Club and Lodge, Orlando, FL, which he and a group of associates acquired in 1970. Bay Hill hosts the
     annual Bay Hill Invitational, presented by Cooper Tires, on the PGA Tour. Arnold also is tournament professional
     and member of the board of directors of Laurel Valley Golf Club, Ligonier, PA, with which he has been affiliated
     since it’s founding in the late 1950s.

     He is a major stockholder and member of the Board of directors of the Arnold Palmer Golf Company, Ooltewah,
     TN, (Chattanooga area), which manufactures and markets golf products including equipment bearing the Palmer
     name and design. Palmer is chairman of the board of the Golf Channel, based in Orlando, which went on the air
     on cable networks in January 1995. Another important facet of his activities involves golf course design,
     management and teaching in businesses operating as Palmer Course Design Company, in which he is associated
     with Ed Seay, past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects; Arnold Palmer Golf Management
     Company, and the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy. Since the mid-1960s, Palmer has put his stamp on nearly 200
     new courses throughout the nation and world. His modest business empire and tournament play keep Palmer on
     the move much of the year, most of the travel in his Cessna Citation X jet aircraft with Arnold at the controls
     when aboard. He was recognized in 1999 for his contributions to aviation and his Western Pennsylvania
     community when the Westmoreland County Airport at Latrobe was renamed the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.

     Palmer was born on September 10, 1929, in Latrobe, a small industrial town in Western Pennsylvania at the
     foothills of the Allegheny Mountains some 50 miles east of Pittsburgh. He still spends the warm months of the
     year there, but makes his winter home in the Orlando area. He has numerous active and honorary memberships
     in clubs throughout the world, including famed Augusta National in Georgia, St. Andrews in Scotland, Pine
     Valley in New Jersey and Oakmont in Pittsburgh.

     The golfing great has been the recipient of countless honors, the symbolic plaques, trophies and citations
     scattered throughout his personal, club and business worlds. He has received virtually every national award in
     golf and after his great 1960 season both the Hickok Professional Athlete of the Year and Sports Illustrated’s
     Sportsman of the Year trophies. He is a charter member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and a member of the
     American Golf Hall of Fame at Foxburg, PA, and the PGA Hall of Fame in Florida. He is chairman of the USGA
     Members Program and served as honorary national chairman of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
     for 20 years. He played a major role in the fund-raising drive that led to the creation of the Arnold Palmer
     Hospital for Children and Women in Orlando in the 1980s. A long-time member of the board of directors of
     Latrobe Area Hospital, he held a major annual fund-raising golf event for that institution for six years that led to
     the formation of the Latrobe Area Hospital Charitable Foundation.

     The saga of Arnold Palmer began when he was four years old, swinging his first set of golf clubs, cut down by
     his father, Milfred J. (Deacon) Palmer, who worked at Latrobe Country Club from 1921 until his death in 1976,
     much of that time as both golf professional and course superintendent. Before long, Arnie was playing well
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     enough to beat the older caddies at the club. He began caddying himself when he was 11 and worked at almost
     every job at the club in later years.

     The strongly-built young man concentrated on golf in high school, soon was dominating the game in Western
     Pennsylvania and twice won the Pennsylvania high school championship He won his first of five West Penn
     Amateur Championships when he was 17, competed successfully in national junior events and went to Wake
     Forest University (then College), where he became No. 1 man on the golf team and one of the leading collegiate
     players of that time. Deeply affected by the death in an auto accident of his close friend and classmate, Bud
     Worsham, younger brother of 1947 U.S. Open Champion Lew Worsham, Arnold withdrew from college during
     his senior year and began a three-year hitch in the Coast Guard. His interest in golf rekindled while he was
     stationed in Cleveland. He was working there as a salesman and playing amateur golf after his discharge from
     the service and brief return to Wake Forest when he won the U.S. Amateur in 1954 following his second
     straight victory in the Ohio Amateur earlier that summer.

     It was during that period that he met Winifred Walzer at a tournament in Eastern Pennsylvania. They were
     married shortly after he turned professional in the fall of 1954 and Winnie traveled with him when he joined the
     pro tour in early 1955. Mrs. Palmer died of cancer on November 20, 1999. Mr. Palmer underwent successful
     prostate cancer surgery in 1997 and has become a strong advocate of programs supporting cancer research and
     early detection. The Palmer family consists of two daughters - Peggy Palmer Wears, of Durham, NC, and Amy
     Palmer Saunders, of Windermere, FL; five granddaughters, Emily (1/27/81), Katherine Anne (9/2/82), Anne
     Palmer (9/14/84) Saunders, Anna Flexer Wears (2/24/97) and Peggy’s stepdaughter, Nicola Wears (4/15/82), and
     two grandsons, Samuel Palmer Saunders (7/30/87) and William Gray Palmer Wears (10/16/94). Amold’s brother,
     Jerry, who succeeded their father as course superintendent at Latrobe CC, and sisters, Lois Jean Tilley and Sandra
     Sarni, live in their home area in Western Pennsylvania. Jerry is now general manager of Latrobe CC and all Palmer
     properties there. Their mother, Doris, passed away in 1979 after a long, brave battle against crippling arthritis.


     AWARDS/GOLF

     Charter member, World Golf Hall of Fame, Pinehurst, NC, 1974 American Golf Hall of Fame, Foxburg, PA PGA
     Hall of Fame, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 1980 All-American Collegiate Golf Hall of Fame, Man of Year, 1984
     Ohio Golf Hall of Fame, 1992 Phoenix Open Hall of Fame Bob Jones Award, U.S. Golf Association, 1971 Walter
     Hagen Award, International panel of selectors William D. Richardson Award, Golf Writers Association of America,
     1969 Charles Bartlett Award, Golf Writers Association of America, 1976 Herb Graffis Award, National Golf
     Foundation, 1978 Gold Tee Award, Menopolitan (NY) Golf Writers Association, 1965 Golf Digest “Man of Silver
     Era”, 1975 Old Tom Morris Award, golf course Superintendents Association of America, 1983 Golfer of Century,
     New York Athletic Club, 1985 Commemorative Honoree, 1987 Golf Digest Commemorative Seniors Tournament
     Golfer of Decade (1958-67), Centennial of Golf, Golf Magazine, 1989 American Senior Golf Association National
     Award, 1989 Chicago District Golf Association Distingushed Service Award, 1989 Ambassador of Golf Award,
     World Series of Golf, 1991 Bing Crosby Award, Metropolitan (NY) Golf Writers Association, 1992 Memorial
     Honoree, Memorial Tournament, 1993 PGA of America Distinguished Service Award, 1994 Distinguished Service
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     Award, Tri-State Section, PGA of America, 1996 Centennial Award, Golf Associations of Philadelphia, 1996
     Francis Ouimet Award, Francis Ouimet Caddie Scholarship Fund, Boston, 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award,
     PGA Tour, 1998 Golfer of Century, Western Pennsylvania Golf Association, 1998 Donald Ross Award, American
     Society of Golf Course Architects, 1999 Golf Newsmaker of Century, Golf World, 1999


     GENERAL SPORTS

     Associated Press Athlete of Decade - 1960-1969 Hickok Professional Athlete of Year - 1960 Sports Illustrated
     Sportsman of Year - 1960 Pennsylvania, Western Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Cambria County, North
     Carolina, Florida Sports Halls of Fame Wake Forest Hall of Fame Sports Appreciation Trophy, Atlanta AC CC,
     Atlanta, 1990 Athletes Who Changed Game, Sports Illustrated’s 20th Century Sports Awards, New York, 1999


     GENERAL

     Arthur J. Rooney Award, Catholic Youth Association, Pittsburgh, 1977 Dapper Dan Man of Year, Pittsburgh,
     1960 Lowman Humanitarian Award, Los Angeles Distinguished Pennsylvanian, 1980 Partner in Science Award,
     March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation Theodore Roosevelt Award, National Collegiate Athletic Association
     Business Leaders Award, Northwood Institute National High School Sports Hall of Fame Ellis Island Medal of
     Honor, New York, 1986 Gold Medal, Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, 1988 Order of Eagle Exemplar,
     U.S. Sports Academy, 1989 Van Patrick Career Achievement Award, Dearborn, MI, 1990 Eagle on World Award,
     Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, 1990 Pathfinder Award, Youthlinks Indiana, 1992
     Outstanding American Award, Los Angeles Philanthropic Foundation, 1992 National Sports Award, Washington,
     1993 Sports Legends Award, Juvenile Diabetes Association, Pittsburgh, 1993 Humanitarian Award, Variety Club
     International, 1993 “Good Guy” Award, American Legion National Commanders, 1993 Man of Year, Palm
     Springs Chamber of Commerce, 1994 Ford Achievement Award, Dearborn, MI, 1994 Golden Plate Award,
     American Academy of Achievement, 1995 History Makers Award, Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania,
     1995 Community Service Award, Latrobe Chamber of Commerce, 1995 Reagan Distinguished American Award,
     Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, 1996 Lifetime Achievement Award, March of Dimes Athletic Awards, 1998 Caritas
     Award, Richstone Family Center, Los Angeles, 1998 Spirit of Hope Award, University of Pittsburgh Cancer
     Institute, 1998 James Ewing Layman’s Award, Society of Surgical Oncology, Orlando, 1999 Harold A. Stewart
     Amicus Libri Award, Adams Memorial Library, Latrobe, 1999
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     ACADEMIC HONORS

     Honorary Doctor of Laws, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC Honorary Doctor of Humanities, Thiel
     College, Greenville, PA Honorary Doctor of Laws, National College of Education, Evanston, IL Honorary Doctor of
     Humane Letters, Florida Southern University, Lakeland, FL Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, St. Vincent
     College, Latrobe, PA


     BOOKS AND VIDEOS

     Arnold Palmer’s Golf Book, 1961 Portrait of a Professional Golfer, 1964 My Game and Yours, 1965, revised
     1983 Situation Golf, 1970 Go For Broke, 1973 Arnold Palmer’s Best 54 Holes of Golf, 1977

     Arnold Palmer’s Complete Book of Putting, 1986 Play Great Golf, 1987-89 (book, videos) The Arnold Palmer
     Story (videos) Arnold Palmer, A Personal Journey (by Thomas Hauser with Arnold Palmer), 1994 Arnold Palmer,
     A Golfer’s Life (with James Dodson)


     PROFESSIONAL CAREER SUMMARY 1955 - 1999

     U.S. Earnings:
     Regular PGA TOUR:       $2,105,239.00
     Senior PGA TOUR:        $2,143,661.00

     Foreign/International/Non-TOUR Earnings: $1,287,930.00

     Total Competitive Earnings: $5,536,830.00
     (Excludes Pro-Ams and Skins Games)


     Individual Records

     Best 18 - Hole Round: 62, 1959 Thunderbird Invitational, fourth round 1966 Los Angeles Open, third round
     Best Opening Round: 64, 1955 Canadian Open; 1962 Phoenix Open; 1970 Citrus Open; 1970 Greensboro
     Open; 1971 Westchester Classic
     Best Second Round: 63, 1961 Texas Open
     Best Third Round: 62, 1966 Los Angeles Open
     Best Fourth Round: 62, 1959 Thunderbird Classic
     Lowest Score, First 36 - Holes: 130, (67-63), 1961 Texas Open
     Lowest Score, First 54 - Holes: 195, (64-67-64), 1955 Canadian Open
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     Lowest 72 - Hole Score: 265, (64-67-64-70), 1955 Canadian Open
     Biggest Victory Margin: 12, 1962 Phoenix Open
     Most Consecutive Birdies: 7, 1966 Los Angeles Open, third round
     Holes-In-One: 17, three in PGA TOUR events and four on Senior PGA TOUR
     All-Time Low 18 - Hole Score: 60, Latrobe Country Club, September, 1969


     SPECIAL GOLF ACHIEVEMENTS

     PGA Player of the Year - 1960 and 1962
     PGA TOUR Leading Money Winner - 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1963
     Vardon Trophy - 1961,1962, 1964 and 1967
     Ryder Cup Team - 1961,1963, 1965, 1967, 1971 and 1973
     Ryder Cup Team Captain - 1963 and 1975
     Chrysler Cup Team and Captain (Senior Golf) - 1986-90
     Presidents Cup Captain – 1996


     PROFESSIONAL VICTORIES

     1955
       • Canadian Open

     1956
       • Panama Open
       • Colombia Open
       • Insurance City Open
       • Eastern Open

     1957
       • Houston Open
       • Azalea Open
       • Rubber City Open

     1958
       • St. Petersburg Open
       • Masters Tournament
       • Pepsi Open

     1959
       • Thunderbird Invitational
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       • Oklahoma City Open
       • West Palm Beach Open

     1960
       • Bob Hope Desert Classic
       • Texas Open
       • Baton Rouge Open
       • Pensacola Open
       • Masters Tournament
       • U.S. Open Championship
       • Insurance City Open
       • Mobile Open Canadian Cup (Partner: Sam Snead)

     1961
       • San Diego Open
       • Phoenix Open
       • Baton Rouge Open
       • Texas Open
       • British Open Championship
       • Western Open

     1962
       • Bob Hope Desert Classic
       • Phoenix Open
       • Masters Tournament
       • Texas Open
       • Tournament of Champions
       • Colonial National Invitational British Open Championship
       • American Golf Classic Canada Cup (Partner: Sam Snead)

     1963
       • Los Angeles Open
       • Phoenix Open
       • Pensacola Open
       • Thunderbird Classic
       • Cleveland Open
       • Western Open
       • Whitemarsh Open Australian Wills Masters
       • Canada Cup (Partner: Jack Nicklaus)
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     1964
       • Masters Tournament
       • Oklahoma City Open Piccadilly World Match Play Championship
       • Canada Cup (Partner: Jack Nicklaus)

     1965
       • Tournament of Champions

     1966
       • Los Angeles Open
       • Tournament of Champions
       • Australian Open
       • Houston Champions International
       • PGA Team Championship (Partner: Jack Nicklaus)
       • Canada Cup (Partner: Jack Nicklaus)

     1967
       • Los Angeles Open
       • Tucson Open
       • American Golf Classic
       • Thunderbird Classic l Piccadilly World Match Play Championship
       • World Cup (Partner: Jack Nicklaus)
       • World Cup International (Individual Title)

     1968
       • Bob Hope Classic
       • Kemper Open

     1969
       • Heritage Classic
       • Danny Thomas Diplomat Classic

     1970
       • PGA Team Championship (Partner: Jack Nicklaus)

     1971
       • Bob Hope Desert Classic
       • Citrus Open
       • Westchester Classic
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       • PGA Team Championship (Partner: Jack Nicklaus)
       • Lancome Trophy

     1973
       • Bob Hope Desert Classic

     1975
       • Spanish Open
       • British PGA Championship

     1980
       • Canadian PGA Championship
       • PGA Seniors Championship

      1981
        • USGA Senior Open Championship

     1982
       • Marlboro Senior Classic
       • Denver Post Champions of Golf

     1983
       • Boca Grove Senior Classic

     1984
       • PGA Seniors Championship
       • Doug Sanders Celebrity Pro-Am
       • Senior TPC
       • Quadel (Boca Grove) Classic

     1985
       • Senior TPC

     1986
       • Unionmutual Classic

     1988
       • Crestar Classic

								
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