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By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arnold Palmer

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

First time I met Jack [Nicholas ] I had heard about his golf and prowess - I was playing in the Ohio amateur.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arnold Palmer

Winning is a drive, it's a thing that you feel like when I go to bed at night I go to sleep.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

My grandson Sam Saunders has been playing golf since he could hold a club and I spent a lot of time with him over the years. Like my father taught me, I showed him the fundamentals of the game and helped him make adjustments as he and his game matured over the years.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

Sam Snead will fly anywhere in my plane with me. Sam's not as worried about the danger as he is about saving money.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

Golf is deceptively simple, endlessly complicated. A child can play it well and a grown man can never master it. It is almost a science, yet it is a puzzle with no answer.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

I have a tip that can take 5 strokes off anyone's golf game. It's called an eraser.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

I am against making golf courses obsolete, going to the national Open and playing half the holes with a one-iron.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arnold Palmer

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

I enjoyed the fans thoroughly, and they were always helpful. They were the reason that I tried so hard over the years.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

I would urge the government to allocate more funds toward fighting cancer. My own situation, it made me think. It made me think about the potential of dying. I wouldn't say I was scared. I'm more scared of how it will happen than of it happening. I'm not scared that I'm going to die. I think of how I'm going to die ... I don't want to linger. That scares me a little. The idea of lingering.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

Establish a system you have confidence in and rely on it when you get into tough situations.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge, Capacity for enjoyment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

I was playing golf in Palm Springs and after a round I asked the waitress in a restaurant to bring me a glass of iced tea and lemonade. A lady sitting nearby heard me and asked the waitress to bring her a "Palmer," too. The name caught on and the beverage quickly spread around the country.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

I feel more strongly than ever about this. I would like the professional game freed of golf carts. Golf is a physical game. If we are playing competitive professional golf, we should walk. When I can't walk 18 holes, I'll pack it in.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

Swing your swing. Not some idea of a swing. Not a swing you saw on TV. Not that swing you wish you had. No, swing your swing. Capable of greatness. Prized only by you. Perfect in it's imperfection. Swing your swing. I know, I did.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

How did I make a twelve on a par five hole? It's simple - I missed a four foot putt for an eleven.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

Frankly, I'm not much for funerals unless it's absolutely an obligation. I don't feel it serves much of a purpose to go and see my friends just lying there, dead. I try to pay my respects to my friends when they're alive.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

My father started on this golf course at Latrobe when he was sixteen years old. He was digging ditches when they were building the golf course.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

I didn't get playing professional golf until I was 25 years old. And I always said that if I could make it work, I would play as long as I could walk.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

I never met a winner who had a work ethic. Not somebody who says I have so much talent that naturally I won.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

If you can see it, you can hit it and if you can hit it, you can hole it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arnold Palmer

Timing is everything in life and in golf.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

[Golf]is deceptively simple, endlessly complicated. A child can play it well, and a grown man can never master it. Any single round of it is full of unexpected triumphs and perfect shots that end in disaster. It is almost a science, yet it is a puzzle without an answer. It is gratifying and tantalizing, precise and unpredictable. It requires complete concentration and total relaxation. It satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time, rewarding and maddening. And it is without doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

Everyone I built a course for thinks they have the best golf course in the world and I'm very pleased and proud of that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

Phil [Mickelson] has done a great job. He's a great player and he's conducted himself very well through the years. He's been a good ambassador for the game. He hasn't won in a while, but he still has time, and it wouldn't surprise me if he won again.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

The fans, I loved them. My mother would be in the gallery, I would look right at my mother and not remember.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

I played high school golf, I played amateur golf and I started getting officers. I was playing pretty good, won amateur tournaments as a junior, and the whole thing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arnold Palmer

The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

Putting is like wisdom - partly a natural gift and partly the accumulation of experience.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

An athlete must have a certain cockiness to succeed and win, but an athlete must also care about the game he or she plays.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arnold Palmer

The only really unplayable lie I can think of is when you're supposed to be playing golf and come home with lipstick on your collar.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

I'm particularly proud of anything the House and the Senate agree on.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Arnold Palmer

We just became very good friends [with Dwight Eisenhower], we played golf, we played heart exhibitions. Then his doctor said he should not play golf anymore.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

One thing I've learned over time is, if you hit a golf ball into water, it won't float.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Arnold Palmer

I would never felt good if I hadn't experienced losing, because losing is part of your life. And it something that if I could teach people to understand that I think it could help them a lot.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

A lot of tournaments that I can remember I made a few bad shots and I was afraid I would lose the tournament and it seemed to work, the putts seemed to go in. Just the Desire.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Arnold Palmer

As long as I can stay competitive and have fun doing what I'm doing, I guess I'll keep doing it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Arnold Palmer

I know, win or lose, I enjoyed the prospect of giving it my all.