Arnold Palmer has died. The golfing legend brought a country-club sport to the masses with his style, charisma and a commoner’s touch.
“The King”‘ — as he was known — died yesterday in Pittsburgh of complications from heart problems.
He was 87.
Arnold Palmer has passed away at 87 years old. Rest in peace, Arnie. You are forever a legend in golf and in life.— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) September 26, 2016
Palmer ranked among the most important figures in golf history, winning seven major championships and 62 PGA Tour titles.
Palmer’s first PGA Tour win came at the 1955 Canadian Open at Toronto’s Weston Golf and Country Club, where victory was worth $2,400.
Derringer tells a great story about being at a charity golf tournament with Arnold Palmer: