Arnold Palmer

Facts, Figures and Much More about The King

Arnold Palmer was one of the most popular golfers of all-time, one of the world's legendary sportsmen. Below are features and articles about "Arnie" here on About.com.

The Arnold Palmer Drink

Have you ever enjoyed an Arnold Palmer? The beverage, we mean. There's a "mocktail" - a mixed drink that does not have alcohol - called the "Arnold Palmer." But before you try to order one, you better know what's in it. And if you already know what's in an Arnold Palmer, then we still have a little history for you, including how it got its name.

Arnold Palmer Biography

Arnold Palmer
Photo by John Brown

Start with this brief biographical profile of The King. It focuses on his achievements on the golf course and includes an overview of his PGA Tour and major championship accomplishments.

Arnold Palmer and Bay Hill

Arnold Palmer at Bay Hill Club in 1965
Arnold Palmer during his first visit to Bay Hill in 1965. Courtesy of Bay Hill Club and Lodge; used with permission

Bay Hill Club and Lodge near Orlando, Fla., is where Arnold Palmer calls home these days. He first visited the club in 1965 for an exhibition match, fell in love with it and decided he wanted to own it. Check out several photos of Arnie's very first visit to Bay Hill, and read about his long relationship with that course.

Arnold Palmer Invitational Golf Tournament

PGA Tour Arnold Palmer Invitational
The Arnold Palmer Invitational is hosted by Mr. Palmer, who also owns the Bay Hill Club & Lodge where the tournament is played. Photo courtesy of the World Golf Hall of Fame; used with permission

Every year on the PGA Tour, a tournament takes place at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Florida, the golf club owned by Arnold Palmer. It was long known as the Bay Hill Invitational, but was renamed to honor Palmer. Learn more about the tournament, including all of its winners.

Arnie's 5 Best Years on the PGA Tour

Arnold Palmer had some great years on the PGA Tour. He won 62 times, after all. But which was his beat season? His five best? We rank them here.

7 Tournaments in Which Arnold Palmer Had a Huge Impact on Golf

Portrait of Arnold Palmer, taken at Augusta National Golf Club early in his career
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Arnold Palmer is one of the most influential golfers in history, and these are 7 of the tournaments where Palmer's impact on golf was the greatest.

Arnold Palmer's Wins (and Near-Misses) in Majors

Arnold Palmer in 1963
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Here's a look at Palmer's seven victories in major championships, plus his wins in amateur and senior majors, his Top 10 finishes, his runner-up finishes and his three U.S. Open playoff losses.

Arnold Palmer in The Masters

Arnold Palmer in the 1987 Masters
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Everyone knows that Palmer won The Masters four times; in fact, he was the first 4-time Masters champ. But on this page you can learn how Arnie fared in every Masters that he played - all 50 of them.

Arnold Palmer in the US Open

Palmer first played in the U.S. Open in 1953, and last played in 1994. Here is the year-by-year list of Palmer's finishes in the tournament.

Arnold Palmer Plaque at Augusta National

Arnold Palmer Plaque at Augusta National Golf Club
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Arnold Palmer has a special relationship with Augusta National Golf Club - he's a member there, and he's a four-time Masters champion there. So it's fitting that Augusta has honored Palmer. Take a look at the commemorative plaque and read the text that appears on it.

The List: All of Arnold Palmer's PGA Tour, Champions Tour Wins

Let's run down the list of golf tournaments won by Arnold Palmer on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. There are a lot of 'em!

Arnie on the Swilcan Bridge

Arnold Palmer stands atop the Swilcan Bridge at St. Andrews and waves goodbye to the Open Championship in his final British Open appearance.

Arnold Palmer Indoor Golf Game

Arnold Palmer Indoor Golf Game
Images courtesy Classic Golf Gifts

Part of our piece on unusual golf gifts, this page provides details about the Arnold Palmer Indoor Golf Game. It's a game (the uses and Arnie action figure!) that originally debuted in the 1960s, but is now being licensed and manufactured again.