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Arnold Palmer Timeline

The Arnold Palmer timeline is a historical journey over the career and life of Arnold Palmer. From the section below you can pick a date from the calendar below to view a particular moment in Arnie's life.

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1954 -- John G. Hemmer snaps a picture of Palmer and father Deacon are they stepped off the ninth tee during a frosty round at Pinehurst No. 2. The picture appears again in a “Vignettes from the Past” feature in the Sanford (N.C.) Herald on February 8, 1986.

1954 -- Palmer, 25, and Winifred Walzer, 20, run away to “elope” in the Falls Church (Virginia) Presbyterian Church before a small circle of Palmer family and friends and no Walzers. Palmer’s future father-in-law, Shube Walzer, boycotted because he was convinced his daughter was making a tragic mistake.
1954 -- Nine days after his elopement, Arnold Palmer competes in the McNaughton Pro-Am in Miami; wins $760.
1955 -- Palmer’s first pro season ends after 31 events (missed the cut six times). His scoring average is 70.99 and he earns $8,226.
1956 -- For the first time, the name Palmer appears on the Top 20 leading money winners list. He earns $16,144 to finish 19th.
1957 -- Palmer finishes fifth on the money winners' list with $27,802, an $11,000 jump over his previous year’s earnings.