Palmer and the numbers that define his greatness

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The game of golf lost one of its greatest legends when Arnold Palmer passed away at the age of 87, but his legacy will live on.

Here, we take a look at the numbers behind the remarkable career of a true sporting icon.



- With four Masters wins, two victories at the Open and one U.S. Open crown, 'The King' is tied seventh for most major wins.

62 - A tally of PGA Tour wins that puts him fifth on the all-time list.

8 - Palmer's best return of PGA Tour victories in a single year, which he achieved twice (1960, 1962).

4 - On a quartet of occasions, Palmer finished as the PGA Tour's leading money winner (1958, 1960, 1962, 1963)

7 - Between 1961 and 1975, he played and/or captained in seven Ryder Cups, winning them all.

71.9 - The great man's win percentage in Ryder Cups is the best of any American to have played 15 matches or more, and second only to Ian Poulter overall.

23 - Only a handful of players have ever surpassed Palmer's haul of Ryder Cup points.