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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

"The King" - NO! Not Elvis!

This Day in History: June 18, 1960

STOP! Wait! Don't touch that link to this day in history! Test your knowledge of how much you know about this person and his game from a just a taste of trivia. Don't fudge and scroll to the bottom either. See if you know.
 
This is one of ?personal quotes.
  The person: ? The event: ? The game: Golf

Photo is Phil Mickelson. Nope! That's not the person.
  ? receives his first set of golf clubs from his father at the age of three.
  
  
? first broke 100 when he was seven years old.

 ? becomes a caddie at age 11.

 When ? won his last major, the 1964 Masters, 
? was golf's career money leader. 
Four years earlier, ? had become 
golf's first career millionaire.
 
Named PGA Player of the Year in 1960, and again in 1962,
Awarded "Athlete of the Decade" (1960s) by the Associated Press,
Won the Masters four times and the British Open twice 


? used to fly his own twin-engine, 
seven-seater plane to golf tournaments.
 In 1973, ? became the first golfer to win 
more than $100,000 in one year.  

  
? was unsure of what to do, and when he left school, ? was tempted to turn pro right away. But that was not an easy decision to make. Though being a professional golfer enticed the young ?, professional golf promised no financial stability in the 1950s. In fact, ? popularity after his entrance into the world of professional golf, in 1954, brought about the higher winnings and larger purses players are familiar with today. Many professionals still call ? "The King" because they realize that were it not for ? decision to turn pro the game would never have taken off.

Another ?personal quote.
 How did you do? Have you guessed the master of golf? "The King" - NO! Not Elvis!

? is the one and only...

http://www.wakeforestsports.com/sports/m-golf/spec-rel/042513aad.html


On June 18, 1960, Arnold Palmer shoots a 65 to win the 
It was the best final round in U.S. Open history.