- Name: Arnold Palmer
- Age at Death: 87 years old
- Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
- Occupation: Golfer
- Net Worth: US $675 Million
- Status: Deceased
Arnold Palmer was an American professional golfer. Dubbed “The King”, he’s considered one of the greatest golfer of all-time. He’s won 7 major championship: 4x Masters Tournament, 2x The Open Championship, and a U.S. Open. Palmer was born to parents Doris and Milfred on September 10, 1929 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He had three siblings, Lois, Sandra and Jerry. Palmer attended Latrobe High School followed by Wake Forest University. He also served three years in the United States Coast Guard.
Palmer was taught the ins and outs of golfing by his father. He won two interscholastic championships and was offered a golf scholarship to Wake Forest. Palmer won multiple Atlantic Coast Conference titles but decided to drop out of college in 1950 following the death of his friend. He returned to form in 1954, winning the U.S. Amateur championship.
Palmer turned professional in 1954. He won the 1955 Canadian Open followed by his first Masters Tournament in 1958. Palmer won the 1960 U.S. Open and was named the PGA Player of the Year. He won the Ryder Cup in 1963 while serving as the captain of the U.S. team. His last major title was the 1964 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Palmer was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. Other achievements and awards include the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award (1998), the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2004), and the Congressional Gold Medal (2009).
Arnold Palmer died on September 25, 2016 at the age of 87. His reported cause of death was complications from heart problems. He was staying at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh at the time of his death. He was also a cancer survivor. Palmer had a net worth of $675 million. He was married to first wife ‘Winifred Walzer’ from 1954 until her death in 1999. They had two daughters, Amy and Peggy. Palmer was married to second wife ‘Kathleen Gawthrop’ from 2005 until his death in 2016.
Arnold Palmer Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Arnold Daniel Palmer
- Birthday: September 10, 1929
- Place of Birth: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
- Occupation: Professional golfer
- Years Active: 1954-2006
- Net Worth 2016: US $675 Million
- Marriage(s): Winifred Walzer, Kathleen Gawthrop
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: September 25, 2016
- Cause of Death: Heart Problems
- Place of Death: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
- Official Site: arnoldpalmer.com