Arnold Daniel Palmer (September 10, 1929 – September 25, 2016) was an American professional golfer who is generally regarded as one of the greatest and most charismatic players in the sport's history. Dating back to 1955, he won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and the circuit now known as PGA Tour Champions.
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You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them.
Always make a total effort. Even when the odds are against you.
I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me.
I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
I think, first of all, I'm very proud of Sam Saunders in general.
I am happy to see him playing well and his performance has been good. He is coming on as I hoped he would at this stage of his life.He is a fine young man as well as a fine golfer. He is doing things the right way.
I think the guys are more conscious of the fact that being in good physical condition under the conditions that they play will make them better players.
Always Make a Total Effort, Even When the Odds Are Against You.
I have a psychological feeling about things - and if I have something that I need to accomplish and I accomplish it, I let down after that, and that happened to me in golf.
I was the first son and first child. When my sister came along, well, she was two years younger, and I had to go to the golf course because my mother couldn't handle all the action going on. So I came with father to the golf course since I was a year and a half old and I spent the day with him here, and it worked in naturally. And it was fun for me being with my father, and doing things that a kid did it was great.
I like the Miami because I could play golf all winter.
When I was growing up, they had just found radio.
When I was playing in a junior tournament one time, I missed a short putt and threw my putter into the trees. I went on to win the tournament and later, instead of my dad congratulating me, he told me that if I ever threw a club again, I'd never play in another golf tournament. I haven't thrown a club since.
I was playing cowboys and Indians in the trees, and then I started hitting the golf club with clubs father sawed off for me, and I began playing right here with my father.
If you are really serious about playing golf and playing good golf, stick to the basic fundamentals. Sure, there's going to be a little change here and a change there, but you don't want to make them. You want to stick to the things that you started with, and you learned, and you know how to apply them.
I never met a winner who had a work ethic.
Not somebody who says I have so much talent that naturally I won.
I can't afford the luxury of music while I'm flying an airplane.
I have to pay attention to what I'm doing.
We have a great field and I'm very happy about that.
It's a tough time of year as it gets closer to the Masters, but I'm appreciative of the players who are here, and I'm expecting a great week.
If the athlete is fair with the press, he deserves fairness back.
An athlete must have a certain cockiness to succeed and win, but an athlete must also care about the game he or she plays.
I've drawn a lot of inspiration from people who have supported me, golfers who have helped me. If it wasn't for the game of golf I'd probably be mowing the greens back in Latrobe.
As long as I can stay competitive and have fun doing what I'm doing, I guess I'll keep doing it.
I had a system, and the system worked.
I received many years of good advice from my father - how to live, how to play, how to be a gentleman.
In my early days of flying, if you flew on instruments, you were inevitably going to fly in thunderstorms. That was just a part of the business of flying.
I've always been a big thinker that the more international competition that we create through sports the better relationships we'll have with countries.
You can describe my round as having moments of ecstasy and stark raving terror.
I looked like I knew what I was doing at times and at other times I looked like a twenty handicap player.
I think today's athletes generally are spoiled by what's happened to salaries, but I also think that golfers have maintained the best demeanor of any sport.
I never felt I could be a complete professional without having won the British Open. It was something you had to do to complete your career.
I talk to golfers, I talk to my grand kids about their game, and tell them to develop a system, Now, when they're young. And if they develop that system, it will be the crutch they need to be good. To know that system and make it work for you, know what it is and make it work.
I was national amateur champion. I was 24 years old. My father was there, and I couldn't wait to see him, and my mother. I went up and was waiting for all the accolades, and my mom was teary and happy and my dad looked at me and said, "Well, boy, you did good," and that was it.
I think the people I have met have meant a great deal to me, more than any shot I ever hit. I will always remember some golf shots, but others I would like to forget.
I remember ones I lost [shot]. I remember the ones I won, but I remember the ones I lost, something that I will never forget. Did it ruin me or hurt my career? It taught me about life, how to take the bad with the good.
I enjoyed the fans thoroughly, and they were always helpful.
They were the reason that I tried so hard over the years.
I was born in 1929, that was the depression, so the golf course was manned by my father and two guys, they worked for my dad and they took me with them everywhere they went. And it was fun.
The fans motivated me. They gave me the incentive to want to play and to want to win and to continue to play as my career progressed. They were never a distraction.
I'm not much for sitting around and thinking about the past or talking about the past. What does that accomplish?
I remember what a thrill it was to attend my first Champions Dinner.
Just being in the same room with some of the guys I had admired growing up and to be there because I had won The Masters was quite an honor. I still attend the dinner every year and it is one of the highlights of my time at Augusta during Masters week.
Winning is a drive, it's a thing that you feel like when I go to bed at night I go to sleep.
I enjoy the press. I understand their business.
The fans, I loved them. My mother would be in the gallery, I would look right at my mother and not remember.
On the Old Course at St. Andrews: This is the origin of the game, golf in its purest form, and it's still played that way on a course seemingly untouched by time. Every time I play here, it reminds me that this is still a game.
I still enjoy what I do. I haven't been playing much golf and none since I dislocated my shoulder, but I come to the office every day.
I wanted to emulate my father. I wanted to be as tough as he was. I wanted to do the things that he did. I watched him.
If you can concentrate on what you're doing and have the desire to do the things you have to do to win, you'll succeed.
When you get into competition and get under pressure, and get over that ball and are looking at it, and know you have to hit it, it is having that system to depend on to get that ball to where you want it to be.
I always said that if I have the perfect club then I should play the perfect game.
For years I did take my time, but that was because I hated waiting to hit shots - I adopted a pace where I didn't have to stand by my ball and wait.