Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer

Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer

by Tom Callahan

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Overview

In this definitive biography, veteran sportswriter Tom Callahan shines a spotlight on one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game, Arnold Palmer.

The winner of more than ninety championships, including four Masters Tournaments, Arnold Palmer was a legend in twentieth century sports: a supremely gifted competitor beloved for his powerful hitting, his nerve on the greens, and his great rapport with fans. Perhaps above all others, Palmer was the reason golf’s popularity exploded, as the King of the links helped define golf’s golden age along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.

In addition to his talent on the golf course, Palmer was a brilliant entrepreneur off it, and one of the first sportsmen to create his own successful marketing brand. Forging an alliance with sports agent Mark McCormick, Palmer parlayed his popularity into lucrative deals, and helped pave the way for the multi-million-dollar contracts that have become standard for stars across all sports. But beyond his business acumen, Palmer was always a larger-than-life character, and Arnie recounts a host of unforgettable anecdotes from a long life in the spotlight.

Tom Callahan knew Palmer well for many years, and now pays tribute to this golfing icon. Filled with great stories from the key people in Palmer’s life, Arnie is an entertaining and illuminating portrait of a remarkable man and his extraordinary legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062439741
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 572,638
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tom Callahan, a former senior writer at  Time magazine and sports columnist at the Washington Post, is the author of Johnny U, In Search of Tiger, The Bases Were Loaded (and So Was I), The GM, and His Father’s Son: Earl and Tiger Woods. He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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