#88: 50th and Final Masters

In 2004, to the roar of an adoring crowd, Arnold Palmer played in his 50th Masters and bid goodbye to a tournament he’d won four times and with which he had provided the golfing world with some of its best memories.

#81: Wins the 1954 U.S. Amateur

In many ways, Arnold Palmer’s victory in the 1954 U.S. Amateur started it all. Within months of the win Palmer had turned pro, gotten married and begun his journey to becoming a legend. But more than that, it set the tone for Palmer’s career in a way that seemed as if it had been scripted in Hollywood, with a young working-class Arnie facing off against Robert Sweeny, a dashing, Oxford-educated banker’s son.

#80: AP for AP

Arnold Palmer kicked off the 1960s by winning the first of his five Bob Hope Desert Classics in February of 1960 and he closed out the decade with a December, 1969 win in the Danny Thomas Diplomat Classic. In all, 43 of Palmer’s 62 PGA Tour wins came in the 1960s, including six of his seven majors (the 1958 Masters being the exception).

#77: Grinding Away

Arnold Palmer was famous for grinding away on golf clubs, spending hours in his workshop with sparks flying as he re-shaped, re-grooved and re-adjusted just about everything on a club that could be touched.

#72: Lowest Score

Arnold Palmer's best 18-hole score on tour was 62, which he made at the 1959 Thunderbird Invitational and the 1966 Los Angeles Open, both of which he won. But his all-time lowest score over 18 holes came in September of 1969 at Latrobe Country Club, where he grew up and learned to play golf.

#71: Rock Star

Playing to large crowds on the world’s biggest stages, influencing millions of people, flying around in a private jet and having fans constantly ask for your autograph—if Arnold Palmer wasn’t a rock star, you wouldn’t know it from the company he kept.