Arnold Palmer was the proper pitchman, arriving on the scene as televised sports activities took off in the USA. Together with his working-class roots, an thrilling persona and a capability to hook up with many demographics with a private contact, Palmer turned the face of a number of nationwide advert campaigns and merchandise within the 1960s till his passing at age 87 in 2016.
Palmer and his longtime sports activities agent, Mark McCormack, mainly wrote the playbook for an athlete changing into a model. Oil, automobiles, garments, drinks – Palmer’s attain transcended golf and made him a nationwide icon.
Maybe most famously, Palmer appeared for Pennzoil adverts on an orange tractor from Latrobe Nation Membership in Pennsylvania, the place Palmer grew up and realized the sport. The 71-year-old tractor can be on show this week at Bay Hill through the Arnold Palmer Invitational earlier than being returned to Latrobe.
Take a look at 10 of his extra noteable adverts beneath: