The man who revolutionized the game of golf, Arnold Palmer has died on Sunday (Sept. 26). The 87-year-old passed away due to complications from heart problems according to Arnold Palmer Enterprises CEO, Alastair Johnson.
Throughout his career Palmer won seven major championships (including four Masters titles) and 62 PGA Tours. His amazing sportsmanship during a time when Americans were buying televisions for their households made him a poster child for the game.
Beyond his golf, Palmer was a pioneer in sports marketing, paving the way for scores of other athletes to reap in millions from endorsements, including the infamous “Arnold Palmer” drink, known as the half ice tea, half lemonade sold by Arizona.
Palmer is survived by his wife, Kit, daughters Amy Saunders and Peggy Wears and six grandchildren.