Arnold Palmer, one of golf’s most beloved players of all time, died Sunday at the age of 87.
“The King,” as he was affectionately known, won seven major championships, including four Green Jackets as the Masters champion. In so doing, he also won the hearts of golf fans across the world.
The man from Latrobe, Pa., was known as a sort of “every man,” which led to the building of Arnie’s Army. Fans connected with him and his huge group of fans, Arnie’s Army, could be found everywhere he played. The charismatic Palmer is widely credited with popularizing golf.
His 62 PGA Tour wins marked one of the greatest careers of any golfer in history.
Beyond his golf achievements, Palmer was also known for his philanthropy. Among his many contributions, he and his wife Winnie founded the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies.