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Palmer celebrates his victory at the 1958 Masters (Photo: Getty Images)


Palmer won the 1955 Canadian Open in his rookie season and then raised his game status for the next several seasons.

Arnie's charisma was a major factor in establishing golf as a compelling television event in the 1950s and 1960s, setting the stage for the popularity it enjoys today.

His first major championship win at the 1958 Masters cemented his position as one of the leading stars and established his 'Arnie's Army' following.