|AUG ||1955 -- Palmer wins his first professional tournament, the Canadian
Open, with what will become a career low 72-hole total of 265. His
first place check is $2,400, and becomes the first substantial check that will grow into
career PGA Tour earnings of $2,100,239. Years later, when Tiger Woods
is told of some of Palmer's winning purses in comparison to his million
dollar pay checks, he jokes, "Thank God for inflation." The putter
Palmer uses for his first victory is stolen from his unattended bag. It
has never been found. |
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Arnold Palmer Update
Arnold Palmer had successful pacemaker implant surgery today at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh to correct an abnormal heartbeat. He will remain in the hospital for observation overnight and is expected to be released Tuesday.
Arnold Palmer Announces Changes to Palmer Cup
ORLANDO - Arnold Palmer, his group of companies and the Golf Coaches Association of America have announced they have entered into an agreement to jointly operate and expand the Palmer Cup beginning with its playing June 26-28 at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England.