The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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Players

Arnold Palmer

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Latrobe, Pa.
  • Residence: Latrobe, Pa. and Bay Hill (Orlando), Fla.
  • Birthdate: September 9, 1929
  • Age: 75
  • Turned Pro: 1954
Player Notes

Winner of every major title except the PGA Championship. . . Winner of the 1990 Senior Skins Game, winning two skins worth $240,000, and won the Skins Game in 1993. . Winner of 62 Events on the PGA Tour, 10 wins on the Champions Tour and 92 victories worldwide. . . Six-time Ryder Cup Team member, captain in 1963 and '75. 1954 U.S. Amateur Champion. . . Captain of 1996 President Cup team. . . Winner,1961, '62, '64 and '67 Vardon Trophy . .Led PGA Tour earnings in 1958, '60, '62 and '64 . . . On July 21, 1968, became the first player in PGA Tour history to earn $1 million in his career. . . Underwent prostate cancer surgery on Jan. 15, 1997.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
10 - 1980 PGA Seniors Championship, 1981 U.S. Senior Open, 1982 Marlboro Classic, Denver Post Champions, 1983 Boca Grove Senior Classic, 1984 PGA Seniors Championship, Senior TPC, Quadel Senior Classic, 1985 Senior TPC, 1988 Crestar Classic.

PGA Tour
62 - 1955 Canadian Open, 1956 Insurance City Open, Eastern Open, 1957 Houston Open, Azalea Open, Rubber City Open, San Diego Open, 1958 St. Petersburg Open, Masters, Pepsi Championship, 1959 Thunderbird Invitation, Oklahoma City Open, West Palm Beach Open, 1960 Palm Springs Desert Classic, Texas Open, Baton Rouge Open, Pensacola Open, Masters, U.S. Open, Insurance City Open, Mobile Sertoma Open, 1961 San Diego Open, Phoenix Open, Baton Rouge Open, Texas Open, British Open, Western Open, 1962 Palmer Springs Desert Classic, Phoenix Open, Masters, Texas Open, Tournament of Champions, Colonial National Invitational, British Open, American Golf Classic, 1963 Los Angeles Open, Phoenix Open, Pensacola Open, Thunderbird Classic, Cleveland Open, Western Open, Whitemarsh Open, 1964 Masters, Oklahoma City Open, 1965 Tournament of Champions, 1966 Los Angeles Open, Tournament of Champions, Houston Champions, 1967 Los Angeles Open, Tucson Open, American Golf Classic, Thunderbird Classic, 1968 Bob Hope Classic, Kemper Open, 1969 Heritage Golf Classic, Danny Thomas-Diplomat Classic, 1970 National Four-ball Championship (with Jack Nicklaus) 1971 Bob Hope Desert Classic, Florida Citrus Open, Westchester Classic, National Team Championship (with Jack Nicklaus) 1973 Bob Hope Desert Classic.

Career Summary

1990 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17;; scoring average 73.04 (ranked T51th); money $66,519 (ranked 65th); best finish, T12th, Security Pacific Sr. Classic.

1991 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.96; money $143,967 (ranked 46th); best finish, T4th, Transamerica Senior Golf Classic.

1992 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 72.46; money $70,815 (ranked 72nd); best finish, T14th, GTE Northwest Classic. Won the Senior Skins Game, collecting $205,000. On the 15th hole, Palmer won a skin worth $105,000.

1993 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 72.75; money $106,232 (ranked 64th); best finish, T7th Transamerica.

1994 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 13; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 73.98 (ranked 78th); money $34,471 (ranked 91st); best finish, T17th, Bell Atlantic Classic.

1995 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 73.22; money $51,526 (ranked 86th); best finish, T25th, The Tradition.

1996 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 16; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 73.88; money $48,192 (ranked 89th); best finish, T19th, Pittsburgh Senior Classic.

1997 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 13; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 74.51; money $29,052 (ranked 101st); best finish, T32nd at Northville Long Island Classic.

1998 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 13; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 75.82; money $20,454 (ranked 111th); best finish, T47th at Cadillac NFL Golf Classic.

1999 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 10; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 76.57; money $8,185 (ranked 135th); best finish, T64th at ACE Group Classic.

2000 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 14; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 75.77; money $15,338 (ranked 122nd); best finish, T53rd Vantage Championship.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 3; rounds played - 9; cuts made - 0 / top-10 finishes - 0. Missed cut at Bob Hope Chrysler, Bay Hill Invitational and Masters.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 78.89; money $4,384 (ranked 167th); best finish, T73rd FleetBoston Classic.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; rounds played - 8; cuts made - 0 / top-10 finishes - 0. Missed cut at Bob Hope Chrysler, Bay Hill Invitational, Masters and Marconi Pennsylvania Classic.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 80.32; money $5,596 (ranked 150th); best finish, T70th Uniting Fore Care Classic.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Missed cut at Bob Hope Chrysler, Bay Hill Invitational and Masters.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 78.79; money $19,311 (ranked 126th); best finish, 36 MasterCard Championship.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Missed cut at Bay Hill Invitational and Masters.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 80.78; money $14,812 (ranked 133rd); best finish, 39th, MasterCard Championship.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Missed cut at Bay Hill Invitational and Masters.

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