Arnold Palmer: A Sports Icon - Eighteen Under Par

Arnold Palmer: A Sports Icon

Arnold Palmer passed away recently at the age of 87. On and off the golf course, he was able to connect with fans and was truly one of the first icons in the sports world. As one of the first golfing superstars in the beginning of the televised golf era, his social impact really opened up the sport of golf to the general public. He came from a humble background with a plain-spoken popularity made the sport more democratic and accessible to middle and working classes. And off the golf course, his charitable ways helped many people throughout his life.

Mr. Palmer’s magnetic personality helped him translate his celebrity and achievements as a PGA TOUR player into numerous successful business ventures as well. One way Mr. Palmer increased his business efficiency was through his pilot’s license, which allowed him to manage his time and travel better. In the video above, take a closer look at Arnold Palmer, the sports icon.

Source: PGA TOUR

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