• Faith: Catholic
  • Career: Athlete
  • Birthday:  September 10, 1929
  • Accomplishments:  Congressional Medal Of Honor, PGA Championship
  • Fun Faith Fact!: 

    Benedictine Archabbot Douglas Nowicki of St Vincent’s Archabbey in Arnold's hometown was a frequent visitor, and Palmer was on their Board.

One of the greatest professional golfers in history, Arnold Palmer's career spanned more than six decades and 62 PGA Tour titles. Born in Pennsylvania to working-class parents, Palmer learned to play golf from his father, who was a greenskeeper at a country club. He attended college on a golf scholarship, but left to join the U.S. Coast Guard. After serving three years, he returned to civilian life and sold paint for a living. Palmer even met his first wife of 45 years on a golf course.

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