The boy Jack Nicklaus met “The King” Arnold Palmer Sept. 25, 1958, at Athens Country Club in southeast Ohio. They were paired together for an exhibition round on “Dow Finsterwald Day,” celebrating the reigning winner of the PGA Championship. Read more >
Athletes were selling products long before Arnold Palmer hitched up his pants and started endorsing airlines, rental car companies, motor oil and a host of other goods.
But Palmer, who died Sunday, elevated the practice to an art form, pulling in millions of dollars in endorsement money long after his professional playing days were over. Read more >
Before he was “The King,” Arnold Palmer wore the crowns of high school golf champion in Western Pennsylvania and the entire state.
Palmer’s association with high school golf went back to the 1940s and continued as recently as two years ago, when the WPIAL Class AAA individual championship was played at Latrobe County Club. Read more >
I was never around Arnold Palmer in his heyday when he electrified the golf world with his magnetism and dashing style, winning seven major titles among his 62 PGA Tour victories. Read more >
The day President John F. Kennedy was shot. The day astronaut Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. The day terrorists changed the world forever with their attacks in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pa. Read more >