Arnold Daniel Palmer (b. September 10, 1929), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, is a golfer who has won numerous events on both the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. Although he is not generally regarded as the greatest player in history, he is arguably the most important. 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.
He has won seven major championships:
The Masters: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964
US 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.
In 2004, he competed in The Masters for the last time, marking his 50th consecutive appearance in that event.