What happened to Arnold Palmer at the US Senior Open?

What happened to Arnold Palmer at the US Senior Open?

The 1981 U.S. Senior Open was just the second time that tournament was played, and Palmer won it in a playoff over Billy Casper and Bob Stone. An interesting note: When the U.S. Senior Open debuted in 1980, the minimum age to play was 55. But Palmer had just turned 50. By Year 2, the USGA realized that keeping Arnold Palmer out was was kinda silly.

How did Arnold Palmer become famous?

Arnold Palmer, the son of a greenkeeper, entered the national sporting consciousness at the 1954 U.S. Amateur by defeating Robert Sweeny, 1 up, at the Country Club of Detroit. Ask him to recount his earliest glory days and Palmer has been known to reach for a black hardcover copy of a 64-page book detailing the significance of this triumph.

When did Arnold Palmer win his first PGA Tour event?

Arnold Palmer won the first of his 62 PGA TOUR events at the Canadian Open in 1955. (Marc Serota/Getty Images) Born in Labrobe, Pa., to Milfred and Dorris Palmer.

How many majors has Arnold Palmer won?

Arnold Palmer had a long, legendary career in golf, first on the PGA Tour and then on the senior tour. From 1958 through 1964, he was all over the leaderboards at golf’s major championships: During that stretch he won seven of them, and the bulk of his Top 10s also came during that era.