Arnold Daniel Palmer is a professional golfer, generally regarded as one of the
greatest players in the history of men’s professional golf. He has won numerous
events on both the PGA and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. He is one of
golf’s most popular stars and its most important trailblazer of the sport’s television
age, which began in the 1950s. He is part of "The Big Three" in golf, along with
Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, who are widely credited with popularizing the
sport around the world. Palmer won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement
Award in 1998, and in 1974 he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.