Also on the list is one of Palmer's long-time rival's, friend and fellow 'Big 3' golfer, Gary Player.
GQ has cited Palmer's cool more than once in the publication.
On the eve of Palmer's final Masters in April 2004 GQ calls Palmer "Golf's First Rock Star".
In the GQ Top 50 list of the world's most stylish men in 2007 GQ writes: "In the early 1960s, Arnold Palmer was more than a golfer: He was a superstar—the Elvis Presley of sports. With his horde of fans (Arnie’s Army) and his pomaded pompadour, Palmer brought golf to the masses. He could dress, too, favoring flat-front gabardine pants with a heavy crease and wool cardigans."
So what does Mr. Palmer think of being on their top 25 coolest athletes list?
"That's pretty cool." said Palmer.