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Ninety Moments
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Ninety Years

Golf legend and philanthropist Arnold Palmer lived every day to the fullest. Join us as we celebrate 90 incredible moments from his life.

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#11: Presidential Medal of Freedom

#11: Presidential Medal of Freedom

On this day in 2004, Arnold Palmer joined previous winners Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking, Mother Teresa and other luminaries when he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

“Arnold has given his all,” said President George W. Bush at the medal's presentation, “playing with style and a daring that changed the game of golf… Every big crowd we see at a golf tournament today started with Arnie’s Army.” Athletes such as Muhammad Ali, Bill Russell, Jackie Robinson and Billie Jean King had been awarded the honor, but Palmer was the first golfer. He's been joined by three others since: Jack Nicklaus, Charlie Sifford and, most recently, Tiger Woods. As President Bush added before giving Palmer his medal, “the father who taught him to play golf at Latrobe Country Club would be very proud today.”


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#12: Top 3 USGA Titles

#12: Top 3 USGA Titles

#10: First Masters Win, 1958

#10: First Masters Win, 1958