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Story 1: The Boxers: Horizontal Hillary vs. Towering Trump? The Winner is The American People — Closing Time For Trump —  Videos — 

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Presidential Debate September 26, 2016

Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer

am just a poor boy
Though my story’s seldom told
I have squandered my resistance
For a pocketful of mumbles
Such are promises
All lies and jest
Still, a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest

When I left my home and my family
I was no more than a boy
In the company of strangers
In the quiet of the railway station,
Running scared
Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
Where the ragged people go
Looking for the places only they would know

Lie-la-lie …

Asking only workman’s wages
I come looking for a job
But I get no offers
Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue
I do declare, there were times when I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there

Lie-la-lie …

Now the years are rolling by me
They are rocking evenly
And I am older than I once was
And younger than I’ll be
But that’s not unusual
No, it isn’t strange
After changes upon changes
We are more or less the same
After changes we are
More or less the same

Then I’m laying out my winter clothes
And wishing I was gone
Going home
Where the New York City winters aren’t bleeding me
Leading me
Going home

In the clearing stands a boxer
And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders
Of every glove that laid him down
And cut him till he cried out
In his anger and his shame
“I am leaving, I am leaving”
But the fighter still remains

Lie-la-lie …

Trump vs Clinton First Debate Prep

Special Report ; Presidential Debate Strategy :Trump VS Clinton – For Answers House Oversight Cmte

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Trump, Clinton Leave Campaign Trail for Debate Prep

Clinton, Trump diverge on debate preparation

Clinton prepares for Trump in first debate

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Trump and Hillary Debate Prep: A Closer Look

Semisonic – Closing Time

Closing time
Open all the doors and let you out into the world
Closing time
Turn the lights up over every boy and every girl.
Closing time
One last call for alcohol so finish your whiskey or beer.
Closing time
You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here.

I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home

Closing time
Time for you to go out to the places you will be from.
Closing time
This room won’t be open ’til your brothers or you sisters come.
So gather up your jackets, and move it to the exits
I hope you have found a friend.

Closing time
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

Yeah, I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home

Closing time
Time for you to go out to the places you will be from

I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home

I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home

Closing time
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end

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Most Important Problem

Trend: What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (open-ended) Percentage mentioning economic issues

Trend: What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today? (open-ended)

http://www.gallup.com/poll/1675/most-important-problem.aspx

General Election: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein

(2-Way Race)

Polling Data

Poll Date Sample MoE
Clinton (D)
Trump (R)
Johnson (L)
Stein (G)
Spread
RCP Average 9/15 – 9/25 43.1 41.5 7.4 2.4 Clinton +1.6
Bloomberg 9/21 – 9/24 1002 LV 3.1 41 43 8 4 Trump +2
Quinnipiac 9/22 – 9/25 1115 LV 2.9 44 43 8 2 Clinton +1
Monmouth 9/22 – 9/25 729 LV 3.6 46 42 8 2 Clinton +4
Economist/YouGov 9/22 – 9/24 948 RV 3.8 44 41 5 2 Clinton +3
NBC News/SM 9/19 – 9/25 13598 LV 1.1 45 40 10 3 Clinton +5
ABC News/Wash Post 9/19 – 9/22 651 LV 4.5 46 44 5 1 Clinton +2
Rasmussen Reports 9/20 – 9/21 1000 LV 3.0 39 44 8 2 Trump +5
Gravis 9/20 – 9/20 1560 LV 2.5 44 40 5 2 Clinton +4
Reuters/Ipsos 9/15 – 9/19 1111 LV 3.4 37 39 7 2 Trump +2
McClatchy/Marist 9/15 – 9/20 758 LV 3.6 45 39 10 4 Clinton +6

All General Election: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein Polling Data

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Sept. 9-13, 2016. N=1,433 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“In deciding who you would like to see elected president this year, which one of the following issues will be most important to you: national security and terrorism, the economy and jobs, health care, immigration, or something else?Issues rotated

 
      %      
 

Economy and jobs

32      
 

National security, terrorism

29      
 

Health care

16      
 

Immigration

8      
 

Something else

9      
 

All are important (vol.)

3      
 

Unsure/No answer

3      

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Sept. 5-8, 2016. N=1,002 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.5.

“Which of these is the single most important issue in your choice for president? Is it the economy and jobs, immigration issues, terrorism and national security, law and order, or corruption in government?” Options rotated

 
      %      
 

Economy, jobs

35      
 

Terrorism, national security

19      
 

Corruption in government

16      
 

Immigration issues

8      
 

Law and order

6      
 

Other (vol.)

2      
 

Any 2 or more (vol.)

11      
 

None (vol.)

2      

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). May 15-19, 2016. N=1,000 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.1.

“Let me list some issues that have been proposed for the federal government to address. Please tell me which ONE OR TWO of these items you think should be the top priority for the federal government: Job creation and economic growth. National security and terrorism. The deficit and government spending. Health care. Climate change. Immigration. Religious and moral values.” Options rotated

 
      %      
 

Job, economic growth

26      
 

National security, terrorism

21      
 

Deficit, government spending

16      
 

Health care

15      
 

Climate change

8      
 

Immigration

6      
 

Religious, moral values

5      
 

Other (vol.)

1      
 

All equally (vol.)

1      
 

Unsure

1      

 

CBS News Poll. April 8-12, 2016. N=1,320 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” Open-ended

 
      %      
 

The economy, jobs

19      
 

Terrorism, Islamic extremism, ISIS

7      
 

Immigration, illegal immigrants

5      
 

Racism, race relations

4      
 

Education, school loans

3      
 

Health care, health insurance

3      
 

Poverty, homelessness

3      
 

Budget, national debt

3      
 

Income gap, plight of middle class

3      
 

Other (vol.)

45      
 

Unsure/No answer

5      

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Nov. 16-19, 2015. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.5.

“Which of these is the single most important issue in your choice for president? Is it the economy, health care, immigration issues, tax policy, or the threat of terrorism?” Options rotated

 
      %      
 

Economy

33      
 

Terrorism

28      
 

Health care

13      
 

Immigration

10      
 

Tax policy

5      
 

Other (vol.)

1      
 

Any 2 or more (vol.)

9      
 

None (vol.)

1      
 

Unsure

1      

 

Quinnipiac University. July 23-28, 2015. N=1,644 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 2.4.

“Which of these is the most important issue in deciding your vote in the 2016 general election for president: the economy and jobs, terrorism, immigration, the federal deficit, health care, foreign policy, climate change, or taxes?”

 
      %      
 

Economy and jobs

37      
 

Health care

13      
 

Terrorism

12      
 

Foreign policy

9      
 

Immigration

9      
 

Climate change

6      
 

Federal deficit

6      
 

Taxes

3      
 

Unsure/No answer

4      

 

CNN/ORC Poll. July 22-25, 2015. N=898 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.5.

“Which of the following issues will be MOST important to you when you decide how to vote for president: foreign policy, illegal immigration, health care, terrorism, or the economy?” Options rotated

 
      %      
 

The economy

44      
 

Health care

20      
 

Terrorism

12      
 

Illegal immigration

11      
 

Foreign policy

10      
 

Other (vol.)

3      
 

Unsure

1      

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 30-May 3, 2015. N=1,027 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” Open-ended

 
      %      
 

The economy, jobs

20      
 

Misc. social issues

7      
 

Racism, race relations

5      
 

Misc. government issues

4      
 

Income gap/disparity

4      
 

Immigration, illegal immigrants

3      
 

Barack Obama, the president

3      
 

Religious values, school prayer

3      
 

Police problems, corruption

3      
 

Other (vol.)

44      
 

Unsure/No answer

4      

 

George Washington University Battleground Poll conducted by the Tarrance Group (R) and Lake Research Partners (D). Dec. 7-11, 2014. N=1,000 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.1.

“What do think is the most important issue that Congress should be dealing with next year? Would you say it is jobs, the economy, health care, illegal immigration, or foreign threats?”

 
      %      
 

The economy

29      
 

Illegal immigration

15      
 

Jobs

14      
 

Health care

12      
 

Foreign threats

9      
 

Combination/Other (vol.)

18      
 

None (vol.)

2      
 

Unsure/Refused

1      

 

CBS News Poll. Oct. 23-27, 2014. N=1,079 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 4.

“Which ONE of the following issues will be/was MOST important in deciding your vote for Congress this November: the economy, health care, terrorism, immigration, the federal budget deficit, or international conflicts?” Options rotated

 
      10/23-27/14 10/3-6/14 9/12-15/14  
      % % %  
 

The economy

38 34 38  
 

Health care

23 17 16  
 

Terrorism

11 16 17  
 

Immigration

9 13 10  
 

Federal budget deficit

8 9 8  
 

International conflicts

7 7 6  
 

Something else (vol.)

2 2 1  
 

Unsure/No answer

2 3 3  

 

USA Today Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Oct. 23-26, 2014. N=1,210 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.2.

“If Congress could pass just one major piece of legislation next year, what would you want it to be: immigration reform; overhaul of the tax code; national security, including terrorism; medical threats, such as Ebola; or job creation?”

 
      %      
 

Job creation

29      
 

National security

21      
 

Immigration reform

16      
 

Overhaul tax code

15      
 

Medical threats

11      
 

Other (vol.)

5      
 

Unsure/Refused

4      

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Sept. 25-28, 2014. N=1,055 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“Thinking ahead to the elections for Congress this November, if you had to choose, which of the following issues will be more important to your vote: economic conditions in the U.S., or the military action against ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria?”

 
    Economic
conditions
Military action
against ISIS
Both (vol.) Neither
(vol.)
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

9/25-28/14

65

29

5

1

1


 

CNN/ORC Poll. Sept. 5-7, 2014. N=1,014 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“Which of the following is the most important issue facing the country today? The economy. Terrorism. Illegal immigration. Health care. Education. The federal budget deficit. The situation in Iraq and Syria. Energy and environmental policies.”

 
      %      
 

The economy

30      
 

Terrorism

14      
 

Illegal immigration

12      
 

Health care

11      
 

Education

11      
 

The federal budget deficit

8      
 

The situation in Iraq and Syria

7      
 

Energy and environmental policies

4      
 

Other (vol.)

2      
 

Unsure

1      

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by Hart Research Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R). Sept. 3-7, 2014. N=approx. 500 registered voters nationwide.

“Which is more important to you in your vote for Congress this November: domestic issues such as the economy, health care, and immigration, or international issues such as Iraq, Russia, and terrorism?”

 
    Domestic
issues
International
issues
Both
equally (vol.)
Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

9/3-7/14

64

22

13

1

 

 

CBS News Poll. July 29-Aug. 4, 2014. N=1,344 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” Open-ended

 
      %      
 

Economy/Jobs

22      
 

Immigration/Illegal immigrants

13      
 

Health care/Health insurance

5      
 

Partisan politics

4      
 

Barack Obama/The president

4      
 

Misc. government issues

4      
 

Other

43      
 

Unsure/No answer

5      

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. June 6-9, 2014. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.1.

“Which of the following do you see as the most important issue facing the country right now? Immigration. Health care. The federal deficit. Terrorism. Taxes. A decline in real income for American workers. Climate change. Unemployment and jobs.” Options rotated

 
      %      
 

Unemployment and jobs

28      
 

Health care

17      
 

Decline in real income

16      
 

Federal deficit

13      
 

Immigration

6      
 

Climate change

5      
 

Taxes

4      
 

Terrorism

4      
 

Other (vol.)

3      
 

None of these (vol.)

1      
 

Unsure

3      

 

CNN/ORC Poll. May 29-June 1, 2014. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“Which of the following is the most important issue facing the country today? The economy. Health care. Foreign policy. The federal budget deficit. The environment. Gun policy. Immigration.” Options rotated

 
      5/29 –
6/1/14
1/14-15/13    
      % %    
 

The economy

40 46    
 

Health care

19 14    
 

The federal budget deficit

15 23    
 

The environment

8 2    
 

Gun policy

6 6    
 

Foreign policy

5 4    
 

Immigration

5 3    
 

Other (vol.)

1 1    
 

Unsure

1    

 

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Tracking Poll. May 13-19, 2014. N=1,279 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“Thinking about the campaigns for the U.S. House and Senate this fall, what two issues would you most like to hear your congressional candidates talk about?” If respondent gives one issue, probe: “Is there another issue you’d like to hear about?” Open-ended. Up to two responses.

 
      %      
 

Economy/Jobs

34      
 

Health care

25      
 

Education

8      
 

Energy/Environment

8      
 

Debt/Deficit/Gov’t spending

8      
 

Immigration/Border security

7      
 

Gov’t/Congress/Politics

6      
 

Defense/War

5      
 

Taxes/Tax reform

5      
 

Foreign policy

3      
 

Other

30      
 

Unsure/Refused

20      

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Jan. 4-7, 2014. N=1.487 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 2.5.

“Which of the following do you think should be the most important priority for President Obama and Congress in 2014: the economy, the federal budget deficit, health care, taxes, gun policy, immigration issues, or something else?”

 
      %      
 

The economy

39      
 

The federal budget deficit

23      
 

Health care

16      
 

Immigration issues

5      
 

Taxes

4      
 

Gun policy

3      
 

Something else

9      
 

Unsure

2      

 

CBS News Poll. Nov. 15-18, 2013. N=1,010 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” Open-ended

 
      %      
 

Economy/Jobs

31      
 

Health care

15      
 

Budget

7      
 

Partisan politics

5      
 

President Obama

4      
 

Misc. government issues

3      
 

Family values/Moral values

3      
 

Other

28      
 

Unsure/No answer

4      

 

CBS News Poll. Oct. 18-21, 2013. N=1,007 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” Open-ended

 
      %      
 

Economy/Jobs

26      
 

Budget

12      
 

Health care

8      
 

Partisan politics

8      
 

Misc. government issues

5      
 

Immigration

3      
 

President Obama

3      
 

Other

33      
 

Unsure/No answer

2      

 

CBS News Poll. July 18-22, 2013. N=1,036 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“Which ONE of the following do you think is the most important thing for Congress to concentrate on right now: the economy, the federal budget deficit, illegal immigration, health care, education, the environment, abortion, or something else?”

 
      %      
 

The economy

40      
 

The federal budget deficit

16      
 

Health care

15      
 

Education

12      
 

Illegal immigration

8      
 

The environment

3      
 

Abortion

2      
 

Something else

3      
 

Unsure/No answer

2      

 

Gallup Poll. June 20-24, 2013. N=2,048 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“Looking ahead, what is your greatest worry or concern about the future of the United States?”Open-ended

 
      %      
 

The economy

17      
 

Debt/Deficit/Nation’s finances

11      
 

Employment/Jobs

6      
 

Wars/Conflicts in other countries

5      
 

Gov’t not working for betterment of the people

4      
 

Health care/Cost of health care

4      
 

Country is getting worse/Won’t get better

4      
 

Losing freedom/Civil liberties

4      
 

National security/Defense

3      
 

Government overreach/power

3      
 

Education/Cost of education

3      
 

Other

30      
 

Nothing

3      
 

Unsure

3      

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. May 31-June 4, 2013. N=1,022 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” Open-ended

 
      %      
 

Economy/Jobs

34      
 

Budget/National debt

6      
 

Health care

5      
 

Immigration

3      
 

Religious values

3      
 

Partisan politics

3      
 

Big government

3      
 

Values

3      
 

Other

37      
 

Unsure/No answer

3      

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Jan. 30-Feb. 4, 2013. N=1,772 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 2.3.

“As President Obama prepares to deliver his State of the Union address, please tell me which one of the following issues you are most interested in hearing him address: the economy, the federal budget deficit, health care, gun policy, foreign policy, immigration, or the environment?”

 
      %      
 

The economy

35      
 

The federal budget deficit

20      
 

Gun policy

15      
 

Health care

12      
 

Foreign policy

5      
 

Immigration

4      
 

The environment

3      
 

Unsure

6      

 

CNN/ORC Poll. Jan. 14-15, 2013. N=814 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.5.

“Which of the following is the most important issue facing the country today? The economy. The federal budget deficit. Health care. Gun policy. Foreign policy. Immigration. The environment.”Options rotated

 
      %      
 

The economy

46      
 

The federal budget deficit

23      
 

Health care

14      
 

Gun policy

6      
 

Foreign policy

4      
 

Immigration

3      
 

The environment

2      
 

Other (vol.)

1      

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. Dec. 7-10, 2012. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.1.

“Which of the following do you see as the most important issue facing the country right now?Immigration. Health care. The federal deficit. Terrorism. Taxes. The situation in the Middle East. Entitlement spending on Social Security and Medicare. Unemployment and jobs.” Options rotated

 
      %      
 

Unemployment and jobs

34      
 

Federal deficit

19      
 

Social Security, Medicare spending

11      
 

Health care

9      
 

Taxes

7      
 

Situation in the Middle East

5      
 

Immigration

4      
 

Terrorism

2      
 

Other (vol.)

3      
 

None of these (vol.)

1      
 

Unsure

5      

 

National Public Radio poll conducted by Democracy Corps (D) and Resurgent Republic (R). Oct. 23-25, 2012. N=1,000 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.1.

“Which of the following types of issues are most likely to affect your vote for president and Congress this year: economic issues like jobs and unemployment; fiscal issues like taxes, spending, deficits, and debt; social issues like abortion and gay marriage; or national security issues like terrorism, Afghanistan, and Libya?” Options rotated

 
      %      
 

Economic issues

57      
 

Fiscal issues

16      
 

Social issues

14      
 

National security issues

8      
 

None/Other/Unsure

5      

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Sept. 26-30, 2012. N=832 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.4.

“There are many important issues in this presidential campaign. When it comes to deciding for whom you will vote for president, which one of the following is the single most important issue in deciding for whom you will vote? The economy. Social issues and values. Social Security and Medicare. Health care. The federal deficit. Foreign policy and the Middle East. Terrorism.” If “all”:“Well, if you had to choose the most important issue, which would you choose?”

 
      %      
 

The economy

46      
 

Social issues and values

15      
 

Social Security and Medicare

12      
 

Health care

10      
 

The federal deficit

7      
 

Foreign policy and the Middle East

6      
 

Terrorism

1      
 

None/Other (vol.)

1      
 

Unsure

1      

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. Sept. 21-24, 2012. N=1,007 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.1.

“Which of the following do you see as the most important issue facing the country right now?Unemployment and jobs. The federal deficit. Health care. Gas prices. The situation in the Middle East. Taxes. Immigration. Terrorism.” Options rotated

 
      %      
 

Unemployment and jobs

43      
 

Federal deficit

14      
 

Health care

11      
 

Gas prices

7      
 

Situation in the Middle East

6      
 

Taxes

4      
 

Immigration

3      
 

Terrorism

3      
 

Other (vol.)

4      
 

None of these (vol.)

1      
 

Unsure

4      

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Sept. 8-12, 2012. N=1,170 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“What is the most important issue to you in deciding how you will vote for president this year?”Open-ended

 
      %      
 

Economy and jobs

37      
 

Health care

11      
 

Budget deficit/National debt

4      
 

The President/Barack Obama

4      
 

Education

3      
 

Taxes/IRS

3      
 

Abortion

2      
 

Medicare/Medicaid

2      
 

Women’s issues

2      
 

Misc. social issues

2      
 

Other

20      
 

Unsure/No answer

10      

 

CBS News Poll. Aug. 22-26, 2012. N=1,218 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” Open-ended

 
      %      
 

Economy/Jobs

50      
 

Budget deficit/National debt

7      
 

Health care

5      
 

Immigration

2      
 

Education

2      
 

War/Peace

2      
 

Politicians/Government

2      
 

Partisan politics

2      
 

Misc. social issues

2      
 

Other

21      
 

Unsure/No answer

5      

 

Pew Research Center. June 7-17, 2012. N=1,563 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 2.9.

“Which ONE of the following issues matters most to you in deciding your vote for president this year: jobs, the budget deficit, health care, Social Security, immigration, or gay marriage?” Options rotated

 
      %      
 

Jobs

35      
 

Budget deficit

23      
 

Health care

19      
 

Social Security

11      
 

Immigration

5      
 

Gay marriage

4      
 

Other (vol.)

2      
 

Unsure

2      

 

CNN/ORC Poll. May 29-31, 2012. N=1,009 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“Which of the following is the most important issue facing the country today? The economy. The federal budget deficit. Health care. The situation in Afghanistan. Illegal immigration. Terrorism. Policies toward gays and lesbians.” Options rotated

 
      5/29-31/12 3/24-25/12 12/16-18/11  
      % % %  
 

The economy

52 53 57  
 

The federal budget deficit

18 20 16  
 

Health care

14 11 13  
 

Terrorism

5 2 4  
 

Illegal immigration

4 4 5  
 

Afghanistan

3 6 3  
 

Policies toward gays, lesbians

1 2 1  
 

Other (vol.)

2 1 2  
 

Unsure

1 1  

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. May 17-20, 2012. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.5.

“What is the single most important issue in your choice for president?” Open-ended

 
      %      
 

Economy/Jobs

52      
 

Health care/Repeal of Obamacare

7      
 

Morals/Family values

5      
 

Ethics/Honesty/Gov’t corruption

4      
 

Other

27      
 

Unsure

4      

 

Reuters/Ipsos Poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. April 12-15, 2012. N=891 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.3.

“Which one of these issues would you say is most important when thinking about the current presidential election campaign? Jobs and the economy. Health care. Family values. Leadership. National security. Taxes. Foreign policy. Representing change.”

 
      %      
 

Jobs and the economy

53      
 

Health care

14      
 

Family values

9      
 

Leadership

8      
 

National security

5      
 

Taxes

3      
 

Foreign policy

3      
 

Representing change

2      
 

None

1      
 

Unsure

1      

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Feb. 8-13, 2012. N=1,197 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“Which one issue would you most like to hear the candidates for president discuss during the 2012 presidential campaign?” Open-ended

 
      %      
 

Economy and jobs

44      
 

Health care

8      
 

Budget deficit/National debt

4      
 

Education

3      
 

Taxes/IRS

3      
 

Immigration

2      
 

Politicians/Government

2      
 

Partisan politics

2      
 

Other

21      
 

Unsure/No answer

11      

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Jan. 12-17, 2012. N=1,154 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“In deciding who you would like to see elected president this year, which one of the following issues will be most important to you: abortion, or the federal budget deficit, or the economy, or health care, or illegal immigration, or something else?” Options rotated

 
      %      
 

Economy

56      
 

Federal budget deficit

15      
 

Health care

14      
 

Illegal immigration

5      
 

Abortion

3      
 

Something else

6      
 

Unsure/No answer

1      

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. June 17-20, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.1.

“Which of the following do you see as the most important issue facing the country right now? Unemployment and jobs. Government spending. The federal deficit. Health care. The war in Afghanistan. Gas prices. Immigration. Taxes.”  Options rotated

 
      %      
 

Unemployment and jobs

42      
 

Government spending

17      
 

The federal deficit

13      
 

Health care

10      
 

War in Afghanistan

5      
 

Gas prices

4      
 

Immigration

3      
 

Taxes

1      
 

Other (vol.)

2      
 

Unsure

3      

 

Fox News Poll conducted by Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R). May 15-17, 2011. N=910 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“Which one of the following issues do you think the president and Congress should focus
on right now? The economy and jobs. The deficit and government spending. Health care. Terrorism and national security. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Immigration.”
Options rotated

 
      %      
 

Economy and jobs

50      
 

Deficit and government spending

22      
 

Health care

8      
 

Terrorism and national security

5      
 

Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

4      
 

Immigration

2      
 

All (vol.)

7      
 

None/Other (vol.)

1      
 

Unsure

1      

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. March 4-7, 2011. N=1,001 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.1.

“Which of the following do you see as the most important issue facing the country right now? Immigration. Health care. The federal deficit and government spending. The war in Afghanistan. Unemployment and jobs.”  Options rotated

 
      3/11 12/10    
      % %    
 

Unemployment and jobs

43 50    
 

Federal deficit and spending

29 25    
 

Health care

12 9    
 

War in Afghanistan

7 7    
 

Immigration

3 5    
 

Other (vol.)

4 1    
 

Unsure

2 3    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Jan. 15-19, 2011. N=1,036 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“Which of the following do you think is the most important thing for Congress to concentrate on right now: job creation, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the federal budget deficit, illegal immigration, health care, or something else?”

 
      %      
 

Job creation

43      
 

Health care

18      
 

Federal budget deficit

14      
 

Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

12      
 

Illegal immigration

7      
 

Something else

3      
 

Unsure/No answer

3      

 

CBS News Poll. Nov. 7-10, 2010. N=1,137 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“Of all the problems facing this country today, which one do you most want the new Congress to concentrate on first when it begins in January?” Open-ended

 
      %      
 

Economy and jobs

56      
 

Health care

14      
 

Budget deficit/National debt

4      
 

Immigration

2      
 

Education

2      
 

War/Iraq/Afghanistan

2      
 

Taxes/IRS

2      
 

Other

9      
 

Unsure/No answer

9      

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Oct. 28-31, 2010. N=1,140 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 4.

“Looking ahead, which of the following should be the highest priority for Congress after the election: repealing the new healthcare law, passing a new economic stimulus bill designed to create jobs, cutting federal spending, or extending all the federal income tax cuts enacted during the Bush administration?” Options rotated

 
      %      
 

Passing new stimulus bill

38      
 

Cutting federal spending

24      
 

Repealing health care law

23      
 

Extending all income tax cuts

8      
 

Other (vol.)

4      
 

Unsure

3      

 

Reuters/Ipsos Poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Oct. 28-31, 2010. N=1,075 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“I’d like you to think now about what Congress should focus on next year in 2011. For each issue, please tell me if you think it is crucial, important, or not important for Congress to focus on as a key issue in 2011. . . .”

 
    Crucial Important Not important Unsure  
    % % % %  
 

“Jobs”

 

10/28-31/10

72

25

2

 
 

10/7-11/10

65

32

3

1

 
 
 

“The budget deficit”

 

10/28-31/10

57

38

5

1

 
 

10/7-11/10

56

35

7

2

 
 
 

“Health care”

 

10/28-31/10

53

41

6

 
 

10/7-11/10

48

43

9

 
 
 

“Taxes”

 

10/28-31/10

44

47

7

2

 
 

10/7-11/10

37

52

9

2

 
 
 

“Energy”

 

10/28-31/10

36

53

10

1

 
 

10/7-11/10

30

58

11

2

 
 
 

“The environment”

 

10/28-31/10

31

53

15

1

 
 

10/7-11/10

26

56

17

1

 
 
 

“Afghanistan”

 

10/28-31/10

37

46

13

3

 
 

10/7-11/10

35

44

17

4

 

 

Pew Research Center survey. Oct. 27-30, 2010. N=2,373 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 2.5.

“Of the following six issues, which ONE would you say is MOST important to your vote for Congress this year: the job situation, health care, the deficit, immigration, the situation in Afghanistan, or terrorism?” Options rotated

 
      %      
 

The job situation

39      
 

Health care

25      
 

The deficit

17      
 

Immigration

6      
 

The situation in Afghanistan

5      
 

Terrorism

3      
 

Other (vol.)

2      
 

None of these (vol.)

1      
 

Unsure

3      

 

Bloomberg National Poll conducted by Selzer & Company. Oct. 7-10, 2010. N=721 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.7.

“Which of the following do you see as the most important issue facing the country right now: unemployment and jobs, the federal deficit and government spending, health care, the war in Afghanistan, or immigration?” Options rotated

 
      %      
 

Unemployment, jobs

49      
 

Federal deficit, spending

27      
 

Health care

10      
 

War in Afghanistan

7      
 

Immigration

5      
 

Other (vol.)

1      
 

Unsure

1      

 

CBS News Poll. Oct. 1-5, 2010. N=1,129 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?” Open-ended

 
      %      
 

Economy/Jobs

54      
 

Health care

7      
 

Budget deficit/National debt

3      
 

Immigration

3      
 

Education

2      
 

Moral values/Family values

2      
 

The President/Barack Obama

2      
 

Other

22      
 

Unsure/No answer

5      

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Aug. 27-30, 2010. N=1,021 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 4.

“How important will each of the following issues be to your vote for Congress this year? Will it be extremely important, very important, moderately important, or not that important? How about . . . ?”

 
    Extremely
important
Very
important
Moderately
important
Not that
important
Unsure
    % % % % %
 

“The economy”

 

8/27-30/10

62

31

6

1

 
 

“Jobs”

 

8/27-30/10

60

32

6

1

 
 

“Federal spending”

 

8/27-30/10

51

30

15

3

1

 
 

“Corruption in government”

 

8/27-30/10

51

30

14

4

1

 
 

“Health care”

 

8/27-30/10

49

30

15

5

1

 
 

“Terrorism”

 

8/27-30/10

47

28

17

6

1

 
 

“Immigration”

 

8/27-30/10

38

27

23

11

1

 
 

“The situation in Afghanistan”

 

8/27-30/10

35

33

24

6

2

 
 

“The environment”

 

8/27-30/10

28

32

29

12


 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. June 29-30, 2010. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE ± 3.

“Which ONE of the following do you think is most important for the president to be working on right now? The economy and jobs. The oil spill in the Gulf. The deficit and government spending. Health care. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Immigration. Terrorism and national security. Taxes.Options rotated

 
      %      
 

Economy and jobs

32      
 

Gulf oil spill

14      
 

Deficit and government spending

12      
 

Health care

6      
 

Iraq and Afghanistan

6      
 

Immigration

4      
 

Terrorism and national security

4      
 

Taxes

1      
 

All (vol.)

20      
 

None/Other (vol.)

1      
 

Unsure

1      

 

Kaiser Family Foundation Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. June 17-22, 2010. N=1,066 registered voters nationwide.

“Thinking ahead to the November 2010 congressional elections, how important will each of the following issues be to your vote for Congress this year? [See below.] Will that be extremely important, very important, somewhat important, or not too important to your vote for Congress this year?”

 
    Extremely
important
Very
important
Somewhat
important
Not too
important
Unsure/
Refused
    % % % % %
 

“The economy”

 

6/17-22/10

52

39

7

2

 
 

“The Gulf Coast oil spill”

 

6/17-22/10

45

35

13

6

1

 
 

“The budget deficit”

 

6/17-22/10

44

35

15

5

1

 
 

“Health care”

 

6/17-22/10

42

36

13

7

1

 
 

“Unemployment”

 

6/17-22/10

40

41

14

4

 
 

“The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan”

 

6/17-22/10

37

38

17

8

 
 

“Dissatisfaction with government”

 

6/17-22/10

37

32

20

9

2

 
 

“Energy policy”

 

6/17-22/10

26

39

24

8

2


 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). June 17-21, 2010. N=1,000 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.1.

“Let me list some issues that have been proposed for the federal government to address. Please tell me which one of these items you think should be the top priority for the federal government. Job creation and economic growth. The Gulf Coast oil spill and energy. The deficit and government spending. National security and terrorism. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Health care. Social issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage.” If more than one: “Well, if you had to choose just one, which do you think should be the top priority?” Options rotated

 
      %      
 

Job creation and economic growth

33      
 

Gulf Coast oil spill and energy

22      
 

Deficit and government spending

15      
 

National security and terrorism

9      
 

Iraq and Afghanistan

9      
 

Health care

7      
 

Social issues

2      
 

All equally (vol.)

3

http://www.pollingreport.com/prioriti.htm

Frenzy builds for epic debate

By Niall Stanage

Buckle up: Debate day is finally here

The anticipation for Monday night’s face-off between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has reached a fever pitch, with many expecting a defining moment in one of the wildest elections of modern times.

Trump needs a big win on Monday if he is to get on a path to the White House, with polls showing a narrow but meaningful lead for Clinton.

But Clinton’s edge could be gone in an instant if Trump puts in a strong performance in the first debate or if she makes a disastrous misstep. Conversely, Trump’s chances of victory could plummet if he fails to convince voters he’s presidential material.

The clash, which will be held at Hofstra University in this Long Island town just outside New York City, is expected to draw the largest TV audience of any presidential debate in history.

The record is currently 80.6 million viewers, which was reached during a debate in 1980 between President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. Speculation is rife that the Clinton-Trump clash could draw a U.S. audience of 100 million or more.

The anticipation was tangible ;Sunday, with cable news networks already broadcasting from the site, a cavernous media center filling with hordes of reporters from the U.S. and beyond and tight security.

The debate takes place against a backdrop of racial tension, with police killings of black men in Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte, N.C., sparking protests in recent days.

Clinton had planned to visit Charlotte on the eve of the debate but later canceled the trip, with her campaign citing a desire not to stretch the city’s resources. Trump took to Twitter to accuse her of “bad judgement” in the episode.

Beyond that issue, the debate is likely to take in conventional subjects such as jobs, the economy and national security — the final topic an especially pertinent one in the wake of the bombings in New Jersey and New York.

The themes of the debate, selected by moderator Lester Holt of NBC News, will be “America’s Direction,” “Achieving Prosperity” and “Securing America.”

For the candidates, however, the real goal will be damaging the opponent while avoiding disaster during the 90 minutes at the podium.

In the modern era, debates have tended to be memorable as much for missteps or odd moments as for standout performances. The worst example may have been President Gerald Ford’s head-scratching assertion in 1976 that “there is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe.”

Then-Vice President Al Gore’s ostentatious sighing during his first debate in 2000 with George W. Bush hurt him, as did President Obama’s oddly lifeless performance during his initial clash with Mitt Romney in 2012.

A gaffe along similar lines to Ford’s would hurt either candidate but especially Trump, whose readiness to serve is questioned by many voters.

In a New York Times/CBS News poll earlier this month, 67 percent of registered voters said Trump would be a “risky choice” to lead the nation, and 64 percent said he did not have “the right kind of temperament and personality to be a good president.”

On the plus side for Trump, Clinton has her own vulnerabilities, especially on questions of honesty. Her inability so far to give a succinct and persuasive explanation of her use of a private email address and server while secretary of State has frustrated even many Democrats.

The issue is another one sure to come up on Monday, especially after more documents related to the matter were released by the FBI on Friday and it emerged that top Clinton aide Cheryl Mills was given an immunity deal during the investigation.

Clinton has been reported to be working on a more deft answer on the topic, but Trump will surely try to knock her off balance — though whether he will repeat his epithet of “Crooked Hillary,” no one knows.

Clinton’s preparations have featured several different people playing the role of Trump, most notably longtime aide Philippe Reines. A key challenge, according to Clinton aides, is readying their candidate for all of the different demeanors Trump exhibited on the debate stage during the GOP primary process — combative in one clash, relatively restrained in another.

Trump has one important advantage, which is that expectations for him are lower than they are for Clinton. Despite his stunning victory in the Republican nomination battle, he is a political novice who has never before run for office. Clinton’s career in public life has spanned a quarter-century, including stints as U.S. senator and first lady as well as secretary of State.

If Trump surpasses expectations, he could expand the number of voters who see him as a plausible commander in chief — a shift that could reshape the race in fundamental ways.

But any gaffe or overly fractious moment could renew those doubts once again.

It’s game on for both candidates — and the stakes could not be higher.

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/297716-debate-day-dawns-with-big-expectations-for-clinton-trump

 

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Arnold Palmer

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Arnold Palmer
— Golfer —
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Palmer in September 2009
Personal information
Full name Arnold Daniel Palmer
Nickname The King
Born September 10, 1929
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Died September 25, 2016 (aged 87)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Nationality  United States
Residence Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Orlando, Florida
Spouse Winifred Walzer Palmer
(1934–99)
(m. 1954–99, her death)
Kathleen Gawthrop
(m. 2005–16, his death)
Career
College Wake Forest College
Turned professional 1954
Retired 2006
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 95
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 62 (5th all time)
European Tour 2
PGA Tour of Australasia 2
Champions Tour 10
Best results in major championships
(wins: 7)
Masters Tournament Won: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964
U.S. Open Won: 1960
The Open Championship Won: 1961, 1962
PGA Championship T2: 1964, 1968, 1970
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1974 (member page)
PGA Tour
leading money winner
1958, 1960, 1962, 1963
PGA Player of the Year 1960, 1962
Vardon Trophy 1961, 1962, 1964, 1967
Sports Illustrated
Sportsman of the Year
1960
Bob Jones Award 1971
Old Tom Morris Award 1983
PGA Tour Lifetime
Achievement Award
1998
Payne Stewart Award 2000
Presidential Medal
of Freedom
2004
Congressional Gold Medal 2009

Arnold Daniel Palmer (September 10, 1929 – September 25, 2016) was an American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf history. He won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. Nicknamed “The King“, he was one of golf’s most popular stars and its most important trailblazer, because he was the first superstar of the sport’s television age, which began in the 1950s.

Palmer’s social impact on behalf of golf was perhaps unrivaled among fellow professionals; his humble background and plain-spoken popularity helped change the perception of golf as an elite, upper-class pastime to a more populist sport accessible to middle and working classes.[1] Palmer was part of “The Big Three” in golf during the 1960s, along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, who are widely credited with popularizing and commercializing the sport around the world.

Palmer won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, and in 1974 was one of the 13 original inductees into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Early life

Twenty-three-year-old Arnold Palmer in the United States Coast Guard in 1953

Palmer in 1953

Palmer was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the son of Doris (Morrison) and Milfred Jerome “Deacon” Palmer.[2][3] He learned golf from his father, who had suffered from polioat a young age and was head professional and greenskeeper at Latrobe Country Club, allowing young Arnold to accompany his father as he maintained the course.[4]

Palmer attended Wake Forest College on a golf scholarship. He left upon the death of close friend Bud Worsham and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, where he served for three years and had some time to continue to hone his golf skills. Palmer returned to college and competitive golf. His win in the 1954 U.S. Amateur made him decide to try the pro tour for a while, and he and new bride Winifred Walzer (whom he had met at a Pennsylvania tournament) traveled the circuit for 1955.[citation needed]

Career

Palmer’s first tour win (in his rookie season) was the 1955 Canadian Open, where he earned $2,400 for his efforts. He raised his game status for the next several seasons. Palmer’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 Tournament cemented his position as one of the leading stars in golf, and by 1960 he had signed up as pioneering sports agent Mark McCormack‘s first client.[citation needed]

In later interviews, McCormack listed five attributes that made Palmer especially marketable: his good looks; his relatively modest background (his father was a greenskeeper before rising to be club professional and Latrobe was a humble club); the way he played golf, taking risks and wearing his emotions on his sleeve; his involvement in a string of exciting finishes in early televised tournaments; and his affability.[5]

Palmer is also credited by many for securing the status of The Open Championship (British Open) among U.S. players. Before Ben Hogan won that championship in 1953, few American professionals had traveled to play in The Open, due to its travel requirements, relatively small prize purses, and the style of its links courses (radically different from most American courses). Palmer was convinced by his business partner Mark McCormack that success in the Open—to emulate the feats of Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Sam Snead and Hogan before him—would truly make him a global sporting star, not simply a leading American golfer. In particular, Palmer traveled to Scotland in 1960, having already won both the Masters and U.S. Open, to try to emulate Hogan’s feat of 1953, of winning all three in a single year. He failed, losing out to Kel Nagle by a single shot, but his subsequent Open wins in the early 1960s convinced many American pros that a trip to Britain would be worth the effort, and certainly secured Palmer’s popularity among British and European fans, not just American ones.[citation needed]

Palmer won seven major championships:

Palmer’s most prolific years were 1960–1963, when he won 29 PGA Tour events, including five major tournament victories, in four seasons. In 1960, he won the Hickok Beltas the top professional athlete of the year and Sports Illustrated magazine’s “Sportsman of the Year” award. He built up a wide fan base, often referred to as “Arnie’s Army”, and in 1967 he became the first man to reach one million dollars in career earnings on the PGA Tour. By the late 1960s Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player had both acquired clear ascendancy in their rivalry, but Palmer won a PGA Tour event every year from 1955 to 1971 inclusive, and in 1971 he enjoyed a revival, winning four events.[citation needed]

Palmer won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average four times: 1961, 1962, 1964, and 1967. He played on six Ryder Cup teams: 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1971, and 1973. He was the last playing captain in 1963, and captained the team again in 1975.[citation needed]

Palmer was eligible for the Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour) from its first season in 1980, and he was one of the marquee names who helped it to become successful. He won ten events on the tour, including five senior majors.[citation needed]

Palmer won the first World Match Play Championship in England, an event which was originally organized by McCormack to showcase his stable of players. Their partnership was one of the most significant in the history of sports marketing. Long after he ceased to win tournaments, Palmer remained one of the highest earners in golf due to his appeal to sponsors and the public.[citation needed]

Palmer gives President Bush golf tips before being awarded thePresidential Medal of Freedom

In 2004, he competed in The Masters for the last time, marking his 50th consecutive appearance in that event. After missing the cut at the 2005 U.S. Senior Open by 21 shots, he announced that he would not enter any more senior majors.[citation needed]

Since 2007, Palmer has served as the honorary starter for the Masters.[7] He retired from tournament golf on October 13, 2006, when he withdrew from the Champions Tours’ Administaff Small Business Classic after four holes due to dissatisfaction with his own play. He played the remaining holes but did not keep score.[8] Palmer’s legacy was reaffirmed by an electrifying moment during the 2004 Bay Hill Invitational. Standing over 200 yards from the water-guarded 18th green, Palmer, who is known for his aggressive play, lashed his second shot onto the green with a driver. The shot thrilled his loyal gallery and energized the excitable Palmer. He turned to his grandson and caddie, Sam Saunders, and gave him a prolonged shimmy and playful jeering in celebration of the moment.[citation needed]

Golf businesses

Palmer has had a diverse golf-related business career, including owning the Bay Hill Club and Lodge, which is the venue for the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational (renamed from the Bay Hill Invitational in 2007), helping to found The Golf Channel,[9] and negotiating the deal to build the first golf course in the People’s Republic of China. This led to the formation of Palmer Course Design in 1972, which was renamed Arnold Palmer Design Company when the company moved to Orlando, Florida, in 2006. Palmer’s design partner was Ed Seay. The Palmer–Seay team has designed over 200 courses around the world. Since 1971, he has owned Latrobe Country Club, where his father used to be the club professional. The licensing, endorsements, spokesman associations and commercial partnerships built by Palmer and McCormack are managed by Arnold Palmer Enterprises. Palmer is also a member of theAmerican Society of Golf Course Architects.[citation needed]

A case was initiated in 1997 by Palmer and fellow golfer Tiger Woods, in an effort to stop the unauthorized sale of their images and alleged signatures in the memorabilia market, against Bruce Matthews, the owner of Gotta Have It Golf, Inc. and others. Matthews and associated parties counter-claimed that Palmer and associated businesses committed several acts, including breach of contract, breach of implied duty of good faith and violations of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.[10] Woods was also named in the counter-suit, accused of violating the same licensing agreement.[citation needed]

On March 12, 2014, a Florida jury found in favor of Gotta Have It on its breach of contract and other related claims, rejected Palmer’s and Woods’s counterclaims, and awarded Gotta Have It $668,346 in damages.[11][12] The award may end up exceeding $1 million once interest has been factored in, though the ruling may be appealed.[citation needed]

One of Palmer’s most recent products (mass-produced starting in 2001) is a branded use of the beverage known as the Arnold Palmer, which combines sweet iced tea with lemonade.[13]

Legacy

In 2000, Palmer was ranked the sixth greatest player of all time in Golf Digest magazine’s rankings.[14]

According to Golf Digest, Palmer made $1,861,857 in 734 PGA Tour career starts over 53 years; he earned an estimated $30 million off the course in 2008.[15]

Palmer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009.[16][17] He was the first golfer to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the second golfer, after Byron Nelson, to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.[citation needed]

In addition to Palmer’s impressive list of awards, he was bestowed the honor of kicking off the Masters Tournament beginning in 2007. From 2007 to 2009, Palmer was the sole honorary starter. In 2010, longtime friend and competitor Jack Nicklaus was appointed by Augusta National to join Palmer.[18] In 2012, golf’s The Big Three reunited as South African golfer Gary Player joined for the ceremonial tee shots as honorary starters for the 76th playing of the Masters Tournament.[19]

In popular culture

Arnold Palmer’s name has been mentioned in passing many times various television shows and movies over the years. One of the more memorable instances is in Episode 2 of Season Three (46th overall), of MacGyver, also entitled Lost Love : Part Two, in which Angus MacGyver and Jack Dalton have to break into a secure glass case to steal a Ming Dynasty era jade dragon. The combination, set by Mac’s friend Pete Thornton, happens to be 9-10-29, which is the way an American would enter Arnold Palmer’s birthday (September 10, 1929), this being so because Pete was said to be a great fan of Arnold Palmer’s.[citation needed]

Personal life

Palmer resided in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, during spring and summer months, and wintered in La Quinta, California.[20]

Palmer’s grandson, Sam Saunders, is a professional golfer. Saunders grew up playing at Bay Hill, and won the Club Championship there at age 15. He attended Clemson University on a golf scholarship and turned pro in 2008. Saunders stated that Palmer’s family nickname is “Dumpy”.[21]

Palmer was married to Winnie Palmer for 45 years. She died at age 65 on November 20, 1999, from complications due to ovarian cancer.[22] Palmer remarried in 2005 to Kathleen Gawthrop.[23]

Palmer appears on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 alongside Tiger Woods.

He was a member of the Freemasons since 1958.[24] He was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason at Loyalhanna Lodge No. 275 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where he remained an active member until his death.

Pilot

An avid pilot for over 50 years, Palmer thought he would pilot a plane for the last time on January 31, 2011. He flew from Palm Springs, California, to Orlando, Florida, in his Cessna Citation X.[25] His pilot’s medical certificateexpired that day and he chose not to renew it. However, public FAA records show he was issued a new third-class medical in May 2011.

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, is named for him. According to their website: “[The airport] started as the Longview Flying Field in 1924. It became J.D. Hill Airport in 1928, Latrobe Airport in 1935 and Westmoreland County Airport in 1978. Complimenting a rich history rooted in some of the earliest pioneers of aviation, the name was changed to Arnold Palmer Regional in 1999 to honor the Latrobe native golf legend who grew up less than a mile from the runway where he watched the world’s first official airmail pickup in 1939 and later learned to fly himself.”[26] There is a statue of Palmer holding a golf club in front of the airport’s entrance, unveiled in 2007.

Palmer’s early “fear of flying” was what led him to pursue his airman certificate. After almost 55 years, he logged nearly 20,000 hours of flight time in various aircraft.[27]

Death

Palmer died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on September 25, 2016.[28][29]

Amateur wins (26)

  • 1946 WPIAL Championship, PIAA Championship
  • 1947 WPIAL Championship, PIAA Championship, Western Pennsylvania Junior, Western Pennsylvania Amateur
  • 1948 Southern Conference Championship, Sunnehanna Invitational, Western Pennsylvania Junior
  • 1950 Southern Intercollegiate, Western Pennsylvania Amateur, Greensburg Invitational
  • 1951 Western Pennsylvania Amateur, Worsharn Memorial
  • 1952 Western Pennsylvania Amateur, Greensburg Invitational
  • 1953 Ohio Amateur, Cleveland Amateur, Greensburg Invitational, Mayfield Heights Open, Evergreen Pitch and Putt Invitational
  • 1954 U.S. Amateur, Ohio Amateur, All-American Amateur, Atlantic Coast Conference Championship, Bill Waite Memorial

Amateur major wins (1)

Year Championship Winning score Runner-up
1954 U.S. Amateur 1 up United States Robert Sweeny Jr.

Results timeline

Tournament 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954
U.S. Amateur R256 R64 R256 DNP DNP R16 1

DNP = Did not play
R256, R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in match play
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

Source:[30]

Professional wins (95)

PGA Tour wins (62)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Aug 20, 1955 Canadian Open −23 (64-67-64-70=265) 4 strokes United StatesJack Burke, Jr.
2 Jul 1, 1956 Insurance City Open −10 (66-69-68-71=274) Playoff United StatesTed Kroll
3 Jul 29, 1956 Eastern Open −11 (70-66-69-72=277) 2 strokes United StatesDow Finsterwald
4 Feb 25, 1957 Houston Open −9 (67-72-71-69=279) 1 stroke United StatesDoug Ford
5 Mar 31, 1957 Azalea Open Invitational −6 (70-67-70-75=282) 1 stroke United StatesDow Finsterwald
6 Jun 9, 1957 Rubber City Open Invitational −12 (71-66-67-68=272) Playoff United StatesDoug Ford
7 Nov 3, 1957 San Diego Open Invitational −17 (65-68-68-70=271) 1 stroke CanadaAl Balding
8 Mar 23, 1958 St. Petersburg Open Invitational −8 (70-69-72-65=276) 1 stroke United StatesDow Finsterwald, United StatesFred Hawkins
9 Apr 6, 1958 Masters Tournament −4 (70-73-68-73=284) 1 stroke United StatesDoug Ford, United StatesFred Hawkins
10 Jun 29, 1958 Pepsi Championship −11 (66-69-67-71=273) 5 strokes United StatesJay Hebert
11 Jan 25, 1959 Thunderbird Invitational −18 (67-70-67-62=266) 3 strokes United StatesJimmy Demaret, United StatesKen Venturi
12 May 11, 1959 Oklahoma City Open Invitational −15 (73-64-67-69=273) 2 strokes United StatesBob Goalby
13 Nov 29, 1959 West Palm Beach Open Invitational −7 (72-67-66-76=281) Playoff United StatesGay Brewer, United StatesPete Cooper
14 Feb 7, 1960 Palm Springs Desert Golf Classic −20 (67-73-67-66-65=338) 3 strokes United StatesFred Hawkins
15 Feb 28, 1960 Texas Open Invitational −12 (69-65-67-75=276) 2 strokes United StatesDoug Ford, United StatesFrank Stranahan
16 Mar 6, 1960 Baton Rouge Open Invitational −9 (71-71-69-68=279) 7 strokes United StatesJay Hebert, United StatesRon Reif,
United StatesDoug Sanders
17 Mar 13, 1960 Pensacola Open Invitational −15 (68-65-73-67=273) 1 stroke United StatesDoug Sanders
18 Apr 10, 1960 Masters Tournament −6 (67-73-72-70=282) 1 stroke United StatesKen Venturi
19 Jun 18, 1960 U.S. Open −4 (72-71-72-65=280) 2 strokes United StatesJack Nicklaus (amateur)
20 Aug 7, 1960 Insurance City Open Invitational −14 (70-68-66-66=270) Playoff United StatesBill Collins, United StatesJack Fleck
21 Nov 27, 1960 Mobile Sertoma Open Invitational −14 (68-67-74-65=274) 2 strokes United StatesJohnny Pott
22 Jan 15, 1961 San Diego Open Invitational −13 (69-68-69-65=271) Playoff CanadaAl Balding
23 Feb 13, 1961 Phoenix Open Invitational −10 (69-65-66-70=270) Playoff United StatesDoug Sanders
24 Feb 26, 1961 Baton Rouge Open Invitational −14 (65-67-68-66=266) 7 strokes United StatesWes Ellis
25 Apr 30, 1961 Texas Open Invitational −14 (67-63-72-68=270) 1 stroke CanadaAl Balding
26 Jun 25, 1961 Western Open −13 (65-70-67-69=271) 2 strokes United StatesSam Snead
27 Jul 15, 1961 The Open Championship −4 (70-73-69-72=284) 1 stroke WalesDai Rees
28 Feb 4, 1962 Palm Springs Golf Classic −17 (69-67-66-71-69=342) 3 strokes United StatesJay Hebert, United StatesGene Littler
29 Feb 11, 1962 Phoenix Open Invitational −15 (64-68-71-66=269) 12 strokes United StatesBilly Casper, United StatesDon Fairfield,
United StatesBob McCallister, United StatesJack Nicklaus
30 Apr 9, 1962 Masters Tournament −8 (70-66-69-75=280) Playoff South AfricaGary Player (2nd),
United StatesDow Finsterwald (3rd)
31 Apr 29, 1962 Texas Open Invitational −11 (67-69-70-67=273) 1 stroke United StatesJoe Campbell, United StatesGene Littler,
United StatesMason Rudolph, United StatesDoug Sanders
32 May 6, 1962 Tournament of Champions −12 (69-70-69-68=276) 1 stroke United StatesBilly Casper
33 May 14, 1962 Colonial National Invitation +1 (67-72-66-76=281) Playoff United StatesJohnny Pott
34 Jul 13, 1962 The Open Championship −12 (71-69-67-69=276) 6 strokes AustraliaKel Nagle
35 Aug 12, 1962 American Golf Classic −4 (67-69-70-70=276) 5 strokes United StatesMason Rudolph
36 Jan 7, 1963 Los Angeles Open −10 (69-69-70-66=274) 3 strokes CanadaAl Balding, South AfricaGary Player
37 Feb 12, 1963 Phoenix Open Invitational −15 (68-67-68-70=273) 1 stroke South AfricaGary Player
38 Mar 10, 1963 Pensacola Open Invitational −15 (69-68-69-67=273) 2 strokes United StatesHarold Kneece, South AfricaGary Player
39 Jun 16, 1963 Thunderbird Classic Invitational −11 (67-70-68-72=277) Playoff United StatesPaul Harney
40 Jul 1, 1963 Cleveland Open Invitational −11 (71-68-66-68=273) Playoff United StatesTommy Aaron, United StatesTony Lema
41 Jul 29, 1963 Western Open −4 (73-67-67-73=280) Playoff United StatesJulius Boros, United StatesJack Nicklaus
42 Oct 6, 1963 Whitemarsh Open Invitational −7 (70-71-66-74=281) 1 stroke United StatesLionel Hebert
43 Apr 12, 1964 Masters Tournament −12 (69-68-69-70=276) 6 strokes United StatesDave Marr, United StatesJack Nicklaus
44 May 18, 1964 Oklahoma City Open Invitational −11 (72-69-69-67=277) 2 strokes United StatesLionel Hebert
45 May 2, 1965 Tournament of Champions −11 (66-69-71-71=277) 2 strokes United StatesChi Chi Rodriguez
46 Jan 9, 1966 Los Angeles Open −11 (72-66-62-73=273) 3 strokes United StatesMiller Barber, United StatesPaul Harney
47 Apr 18, 1966 Tournament of Champions −5 (74-70-70-69=283) Playoff United StatesGay Brewer
48 Nov 20, 1966 Houston Champions International −9 (70-68-68-69=275) 1 stroke United StatesGardner Dickinson
49 Jan 29, 1967 Los Angeles Open −15 (70-64-67-68=269) 5 strokes United StatesGay Brewer
50 Feb 19, 1967 Tucson Open Invitational −15 (66-67-67-73=273) 1 stroke United StatesChuck Courtney
51 Aug 13, 1967 American Golf Classic −4 (70-67-72-67=276) 3 strokes United StatesDoug Sanders
52 Sep 24, 1967 Thunderbird Classic −5 (71-71-72-69=283) 1 stroke United StatesCharles Coody, United StatesJack Nicklaus,
United StatesArt Wall, Jr.
53 Feb 4, 1968 Bob Hope Desert Classic −12 (72-70-67-71-68=348) Playoff United StatesDeane Beman
54 Sep 15, 1968 Kemper Open −12 (69-70-70-67=276) 4 strokes AustraliaBruce Crampton, United StatesArt Wall, Jr.
55 Nov 30, 1969 Heritage Golf Classic −1 (68-71-70-74=283) 3 strokes United StatesDick Crawford, United StatesBert Yancey
56 Dec 7, 1969 Danny Thomas-Diplomat Classic −18 (68-67-70-65=270) 2 strokes United StatesGay Brewer
57 Jul 26, 1970 National Four-Ball Championship
PGA Players
(with United StatesJack Nicklaus)
−25 (61-67-64-67=259) 3 strokes AustraliaBruce Crampton & United StatesOrville Moody,
United StatesGardner Dickinson & United StatesSam Snead,
United StatesGeorge Archer & United StatesBobby Nichols
58 Feb 14, 1971 Bob Hope Desert Classic −18 (67-71-66-68-70=342) Playoff United StatesRaymond Floyd
59 Mar 14, 1971 Florida Citrus Invitational −18 (66-68-68-68=270) 1 stroke United StatesJulius Boros
60 Jul 25, 1971 Westchester Classic −18 (64-70-68-68=270) 5 strokes United StatesGibby Gilbert, United StatesHale Irwin
61 Aug 1, 1971 National Team Championship
(with United StatesJack Nicklaus)
−27 (62-64-65-66=257) 6 strokes United StatesJulius Boros & United StatesBill Collins,
New ZealandBob Charles & AustraliaBruce Devlin
62 Feb 11, 1973 Bob Hope Desert Classic −17 (71-66-69-68-69=343) 2 strokes United StatesJack Nicklaus, United StatesJohnny Miller

PGA Tour playoff record (14–10)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1956 Insurance City Open United StatesTed Kroll Won with birdie on second extra hole
2 1957 Rubber City Open Invitational United StatesDoug Ford Won with birdie on sixth extra hole
3 1958 Azalea Open United StatesHowie Johnson Lost 18-hole playoff (Johnson:77, Palmer:78)
4 1959 West Palm Beach Open United StatesGay Brewer, United StatesPete Cooper Won with par on fourth extra hole
5 1960 Houston Classic United StatesBill Collins Lost 18-hole playoff (Collins:69, Palmer:71)
6 1960 Insurance City Open United StatesBill Collins, United StatesJack Fleck Palmer won with birdie on third extra hole
Collins eliminated with birdie on first hole
7 1961 San Diego Open Invitational CanadaAl Balding Won with birdie on first extra hole
8 1961 Phoenix Open Invitational United StatesDoug Sanders Won 18-hole playoff (Palmer:67 Sanders:70)
9 1961 500 Festival Open Invitation United StatesDoug Ford Lost to birdie on second extra hole
10 1962 Masters Tournament South AfricaGary Player (2nd),
United StatesDow Finsterwald (3rd)
Won 18-hole playoff (Palmer:68, Player:71, Finsterwald:77)
11 1962 Colonial National Invitation United StatesJohnny Pott Won 18-hole playoff (Palmer:69, Pott:73)
12 1962 U.S. Open United StatesJack Nicklaus Lost 18-hole playoff (Nicklaus:71, Palmer:74)
13 1963 Thunderbird Classic United StatesPaul Harney Won with par on first extra hole
14 1963 U.S. Open United StatesJulius Boros, United StatesJacky Cupit Lost 18-hole playoff (Boros:70, Cupit:73, Palmer:76)
15 1963 Cleveland Open United StatesTommy Aaron, United StatesTony Lema Won 18-hole playoff (Palmer:67, Aaron:70, Lema:70)
16 1963 Western Open United StatesJulius Boros, United StatesJack Nicklaus Won 18-hole playoff (Palmer:70, Boros:71, Nicklaus:73)
17 1964 Pensacola Open United StatesMiller Barber, South AfricaGary Player Lost 18-hole playoff (Player:71, Palmer:72, Barber:74)
18 1964 Cleveland Open United StatesTony Lema Lost to birdie on first extra hole
19 1966 Bob Hope Desert Classic United StatesDoug Sanders Lost to birdie on first extra hole
20 1966 Tournament of Champions United StatesGay Brewer Won 18-hole playoff (Palmer:69, Brewer:73)
21 1966 U.S. Open United StatesBilly Casper Lost 18-hole playoff (Casper:69, Palmer:73)
22 1968 Bob Hope Desert Classic United StatesDeane Beman Won with par on second extra hole
23 1970 Byron Nelson Golf Classic United StatesJack Nicklaus Lost to birdie on first extra hole
24 1971 Bob Hope Desert Classic United StatesRaymond Floyd Won with birdie on second extra hole

Source:[31]

Other wins (18)

Senior PGA Tour wins (10)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Dec 7, 1980 PGA Seniors Championship +1 (72-69-73-75=289) Playoff United StatesPaul Harney
2 Jul 12, 1981 U.S. Senior Open +9 (72-76-68-73=289) Playoff United StatesBilly Casper, United StatesBob Stone
3 Jun 13, 1982 Marlboro Classic −8 (68-70-69-69=276) 4 strokes United StatesBilly Casper, United StatesBob Rosburg
4 Aug 15, 1982 Denver Post Champions of Golf −5 (68-67-73-67=275) 1 stroke United StatesBob Goalby
5 Dec 4, 1983 Boca Grove Seniors Classic −17 (65-69-70-67=271) 3 strokes United StatesBilly Casper
6 Jan 22, 1984 General Foods PGA Seniors’ Championship −12 (66-66-72=204) 2 strokes United StatesDon January
7 Jun 24, 1984 Senior Tournament Players Championship −6 (69-63-79-71=282) 3 strokes AustraliaPeter Thomson
8 Dec 2, 1984 Quadel Seniors Classic −11 (67-71-67=205) 1 stroke United StatesLee Elder, United StatesOrville Moody
9 Jun 23, 1985 Senior Tournament Players Championship −14 (67-71-68-68=274) 11 strokes United StatesMiller Barber, United StatesLee Elder,
United StatesGene Littler, United StatesCharles Owens
10 Sep 18, 1988 Crestar Classic −13 (65-68-70=203) 4 strokes United StatesLee Elder, United StatesJim Ferree, United StatesLarry Mowry

Senior PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1980 PGA Seniors’ Championship United StatesPaul Harney Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1981 U.S. Senior Open United StatesBilly Casper, United StatesBob Stone Won 18-hole playoff (Palmer:70, Stone:74, Casper:77)
3 1984 Daytona Beach Seniors Golf Classic United StatesOrville Moody, United StatesDan Sikes Moody won with birdie on second extra hole

Senior majors are shown in bold.

Other senior wins (5)

Major championships

Wins (7)

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner(s)-up
1958 Masters Tournament Tied for lead −4 (70-73-68-73=284) 1 stroke United StatesDoug Ford, United StatesFred Hawkins
1960 Masters Tournament(2) 1 shot lead −6 (67-73-72-70=282) 1 stroke United StatesKen Venturi
1960 U.S. Open 7 shot deficit −4 (72-71-72-65=280) 2 strokes United StatesJack Nicklaus
1961 The Open Championship 1 shot lead −4 (70-73-69-72=284) 1 stroke WalesDai Rees
1962 Masters Tournament(3) 2 shot lead −8 (70-66-69-75=280) Playoff 1 South AfricaGary Player (2nd),
United StatesDow Finsterwald (3rd)
1962 The Open Championship(2) 5 shot lead −12 (71-69-67-69=276) 6 strokes AustraliaKel Nagle
1964 Masters Tournament(4) 5 shot lead −12 (69-68-69-70=276) 6 strokes United StatesDave Marr, United States Jack Nicklaus

1 Defeated Player (2nd) and Finsterwald (3rd) in an 18-hole playoff – Palmer (68), Player (71) and Finsterwald (77). 1st, 2nd and 3rd places awarded in this playoff.

Results timeline

Tournament 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament DNP DNP T10 21 T7 1 3
U.S. Open CUT CUT T21 7 CUT T23 T5
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T40 T14
Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
Masters Tournament 1 T2 1 T9 1 T2 T4 4 CUT 27
U.S. Open 1 T14 2 T2 T5 CUT 2 2 59 T6
The Open Championship 2 1 1 T26 DNP 16 T8 DNP T10 DNP
PGA Championship T7 T5 T17 T40 T2 T33 T6 T14 T2 WD
Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament T36 T18 T33 T24 T11 T13 CUT T24 T37 CUT
U.S. Open T54 T24 3 T4 T5 T9 T50 T19 CUT T59
The Open Championship 12 DNP T7 T14 DNP T16 T55 7 T34 DNP
PGA Championship T2 T18 T16 CUT T28 T33 T15 T19 CUT CUT
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament T24 CUT 47 T36 CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Open 63 CUT CUT T60 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT T23 T27 T56 CUT DNP DNP CUT DNP CUT
PGA Championship T72 76 CUT T67 CUT T65 CUT T65 CUT T63
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Masters Tournament CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
“T” indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Summary

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 4 2 1 9 12 19 50 25
U.S. Open 1 4 1 10 13 18 33 24
The Open Championship 2 1 0 3 7 12 23 17
PGA Championship 0 3 0 4 6 13 37 24
Totals 7 10 2 26 38 62 143 90
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 26 (1958 Masters – 1965 Masters)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 6 (1966 Masters – 1967 U.S. Open)

Champions Tour major championships

Wins (5)

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner(s)-up
1980 PGA Seniors’ Championship +1 (72-69-73-75=289) Playoff1 United StatesPaul Harney
1981 U.S. Senior Open +9 (72-76-68-73=289) Playoff2 United StatesBilly Casper, United StatesBob Stone
1984a General Foods PGA Seniors’ Championship(2) −6 (69-63-79-71=282) 2 strokes United StatesDon January
1984 Senior Players Championship −12 (72-68-67-69=276) 3 strokes AustraliaPeter Thomson
1985 Senior Players Championship(2) −14 (67-71-68-68=274) 11 strokes United StatesMiller Barber, United StatesLee Elder,
United StatesGene Littler, United StatesCharles Owens

a This was the January edition of the tournament.
1 Palmer won this with a birdie on the first playoff hole.
2 Won in an 18-hole playoff, Palmer shot a (70) to Stone’s (74) and Casper’s (77).

U.S. national team appearances

Professional

  • Ryder Cup: 1961 (winners), 1963 (winners, playing captain), 1965 (winners), 1967 (winners), 1971 (winners), 1973 (winners), 1975 (winners, non-playing captain)
  • World Cup: 1960 (winners), 1962 (winners), 1963 (winners), 1964 (winners), 1966 (winners), 1967 (winners, individual winner)
  • Presidents Cup: 1996 (winners, non-playing captain)

See also

References

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