Palmer and the numbers that define his greatness


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.