How many USPGA Championships did Arnold Palmer win?

Category: Champions of the Game
Arnold Palmer USPGA Championship wins
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Clue

Two less than one of his key rivals of the era, Gary Player.

Answer

Arnold tied for second 3 times - 1964, 1968, and 1970 – but he never won the US PGA Championship. As he did win each of the other three majors, missing out on the PGA stopped him from winning a career Grand Slam.

More about Arnold Palmer

  • In all he played in the USPGA Championship 36 times.
  • For 14 years from 1958 to 1972 he didn’t miss the cut (he withdraw in 1969).
  • He managed second place in the USPGA three times
    • In 1964 Arnie tied for second with Jack Nicklaus, 3 shots behind Bobby Nichols
    • He was one shot behind Julius Boros in 1968
    • He was two shots behind Dave Stockton in 1970
  • www.arnoldpalmer.com has details on each of Arnold’s 7 Majors wins https://www.arnoldpalmer.com/golf/major-wins
  • 1970 was the last time he was genuinely in contention in a USPGA Championship. Wikipedia provides a summary of the 1970 USPGA Championship https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1970_PGA_Championship