Arnold Palmer Farewell at Swilcan


This Golfing Picture is a tribute to Arnold Palmers Career at the British Open

This golfing picture shows Arnold Palmer saying farewell at the iconic Swilcan Bridge on the 18th hole at St Andrews in Scotland.Arnold Palmer; born September 10, 1929,  is an American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in men's professional golf history. He has won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955.Palmer is credited by many for securing the status of The Open Championship among U.S. players. After 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. Palmer was convinced by his business partner Mark McCormack that success in the Open 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.This image is framed in a 700 mm x 665 mm thin wood finished frame, the compilation is protected behind a special clear plastic film. There are a variety of size and frame options.