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PGA TOUR Victories (62)
PGA TOUR Champions Victories (10)
International Victories (11)
Additional Victories (9)
While awaiting a heart procedure, died in Pittsburgh, Pa., on September 25.
For the sixth consecutive year, served as the Honorary Starter at The Masters, along with Jack Nicklaus and for the first time, Gary Player.
Again served as the Honorary Starter, along with Jack Nicklaus, at the Masters Tournament.
Was an Honorary Starter at the Masters for a fourth consecutive year, joined by Jack Nicklaus in this capacity for the first time.
Was the Honorary Starter at the Masters for the third consecutive year.
The long-time PGA TOUR event held at his Bay Hill Club and Lodge was renamed the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Teed it up in the Constellation Energy Classic in September and then played his final round of competitive golf Oct. 13 at the Champion Tour's Administaff Small Business Classic. Withdrew after four holes but completed the round as a thank you to the fans in attendance and then announced at the conclusion of the round that "there's just no thoughts of any more tournament golf."
For the first time in his career did not make a start in a TOUR event.
Celebrated his 50th year in professional golf. Announced that it would be his final Augusta National appearance and recorded his 50th consecutive start at the Masters. Also played in his 26th consecutive Bay Hill Invitational.
Came back to Augusta National for his record 49th consecutive start at the Masters. Missed the cut there and at the Bay Hill Invitational. Played in nine Champions Tour events, with a season's best 36th at the MasterCard Championship in February Matched his age three times (seventh, eighth and ninth times in his career) and also bettered his age (second time in his career) during the campaign. Made two starts on the PGA TOUR, including the Bay Hill Invitational and a record-tying 49th appearance at the Masters.
Missed the cut at Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Bay Hill Invitational and the Masters.
Shot his age (71) in the fourth round of Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. First player in his 70s to shoot his age or better on TOUR since 77-year-old Jerry Barber fired a 71 in the second round of 1994 Buick Invitational.
Reached a milestone in July when he played in his 1,000th combined PGA TOUR and Champions Tour event. Bettered his age for the first time when he fired a 3-under-par 69 in the second round of the FleetBoston Classic. One week earlier, he had matched his age with a final-round 70 at the Novell Utah Showdown, the first time he had shot his age since posting a final-round 66 at the 1995 GTE Northwest Classic. Also matched his age with a 71 at the Vantage Championship.
Won the Donald Ross Award from the American Society of Golf Course Architects.
Named recipient of third PGA TOUR Lifetime Achievement Award at annual PGA TOUR Awards Dinner at La Costa on January 9.
Underwent surgery for prostate cancer in mid-January and made his first start after the surgery at the PGA TOUR's Bay Hill Invitational in late March.
Played his last U.S. Open at Oakmont CC, 40 years after playing his first. Also competed in his final PGA Championship, at Southern Hills, shooting rounds of 79-74 to miss the cut.
Missed the cut in five PGA TOUR starts.
Top outing in 17 events was a T12 at the Security Pacific Senior Classic. Played in five PGA TOUR events but missed the cut in all five, including three of the four major championships (Masters, The Open Championship and PGA Championship).
Made only 16 official starts, his fewest Champions Tour appearances since 1986. Best showing was a T4 at the Mazda Senior TPC, where he broke 70 three of the four days.
Had his finest earnings year as a Champions Tour player, placing 17th on the final money list with $185,373.
His three victories during the campaign were the most in any season of his Champions Tour career and marked the first time since 1971 that he claimed a trio of titles in a year. Won a pair of major championships: the PGA Seniors' Championship by two strokes over Don January, and the Senior Tournament Players Championship, where he bested Peter Thomson by three shots. At the PGA Seniors', he shot a second-round 63 then dealt with heavy wins and cold temperatures at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and stumbled to a third-round 79. He still led through 54 holes and then shot a 1-under 71 Sunday to win.
Ended a 15-month victory drought by capturing the Champions Tour's season-ending Boca Grove Senior Classic in Florida.
Collected a pair of Champions Tour titles, the first coming at the Marlboro Classic by four strokes over Billy Casper and Bob Rosburg in Massachusetts.
Became the first player to claim both a U.S. Open and U.S. Senior Open title with his playoff victory over Bob Stone and Billy Casper at Oakland Hills CC near Detroit.
Also made 14 PGA TOUR starts.
Best finish in 16 PGA TOUR starts was a T24 at the Southern Open.
Opened his season with a fifth-place performance at the Phoenix Open and also turned in a top-10 at the Canadian Open. Also made the cut at the Masters (T37) and The Open Championship (T34).
Went a second consecutive year without an official PGA TOUR top-10 but did finish seventh at The Open Championship at Turnberry in Scotland, at the time still considered an unofficial tournament.
Didn't have a top 10 for the first time as a professional. Top finish was a T15 at the PGA Championship at Congressional CC.
His top finishes were a third-place showing at the Hawaiian Open and a fourth-place showing at the Canadian Open. Won the Spanish Open in 1975, defeating South Africa's John Fourie, and then picked up the British PGA Championship. Despite finishing at 5-over for the week during difficult conditions at Royal St. George's, he defeated England's Eamonn Darcy by five strokes.
Named Associated Press Athlete of the Decade for the 1960s. Won the inaugural Heritage Golf Classic in Hilton Head Island, S.C., then came back a week later, in early December, to capture the Danny Thomas-Diplomat Classic, thanks to a final-round 65 to come from six strokes off the pace to win.
Collected at least one victory for the 11th consecutive season.
Picked up wins at the American Golf Classic and the Thunderbird Classic in late summer-early fall.
Returned to multiple-victory form. Opened his season with a victory at the Los Angeles Open. Moved into a tie for second with a second-round 66 then took command with a third-round, 9-under 62 at Rancho Municipal GC. Took a seven-stroke lead into the final round and won by three after a 2-over 73, beating Miller Barber and Paul Harney.
Saw his streak of multiple wins in a season end at nine consecutive. Did win once—the Tournament of Champions, an event he won at Desert Inn CC in Las Vegas by two strokes over Al Geiberger and Doug Sanders.
Won twice and was second an additional six times. The highlight of his season came when he captured his seventh major championship, winning the Masters by six strokes over Jack Nicklaus and Dave Marr.
Led the TOUR in earnings for fourth time in career and won seven times beginning at the Los Angeles Open. Enjoyed a three-stroke triumph over Al Balding at Rancho Municipal GC.
Named PGA Player of the Year for the second time and led the money list.
His six-win season began in San Diego when he beat Al Balding in a one-hole sudden-death playoff.
Won a career-best eight times, including victories in two major championships, and took home numerous post-season awards, including winning the S. Rae Hickok Professional Athlete of the Year Award (commonly known as the Hickok Belt) that went to the top professional athlete each year. Was only the second golfer to be honored (Ben Hogan in 1953).
Was five strokes behind entering the final round of the Thunderbird Invitational. Shot a 62 to storm past Jimmy Demaret and Ken Venturi, the winner of the last three Thunderbirds, to win by three.
Had numerous near-misses during the season, including five runner-up performances. Was T2 at both the Tijuana Open and Baton Rouge Open. Lost in a playoff to Howie Johnson in March at the Azalea Open. Was also T2 in the inaugural Buick Open, falling by a stroke to Billy Casper. Lost the Utah Open by a stroke at Salt Lake CC when Finsterwald gained some revenge, winning by one shot. Still led the money list for the first time, pocketing $42,608.
Was a four-time winner, with the first title coming at Memorial Park GC at the Houston Open. Defeated Doug Ford by a stroke. Had nine other top-10s and finished fifth on the money list.
Won multiple titles for the first time in his career. Picked up first championship of the season, at the Insurance City Open, in a two-hole sudden-death playoff over Ted Kroll, making birdie on the second hole using, ironically, a putter he borrowed from Kroll. Followed his win in Canada a year earlier with a pair of international wins, in successive starts, at the Panama Open and the Colombia Open. In Panama City, he finished tied with Sam Snead at the end of regulation, forcing the duo into a six-hole playoff. He defeated Snead when he made a 10-foot birdie putt. In Cali, he trailed Chick Harbert by seven strokes with 18 holes to play. In the final round, he shot a 65 to win by two shots over Argentina's Raoul Posse. He earned a combined $3,500 for his two international victories.