Arnold Palmer ruled the 1960s and Sports Illustrated's photographers were there to capture the rise of the King. Take a look back at some of the best photos from Palmer's most historic moments.
Arnold Palmer won his second green jacket at the 1960 Masters.
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Palmer met with the media after his win.
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Palmer charged from seven shots back in the final round to win the 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills.
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Palmer beat Paul Harney in a playoff to win the 1963 Thunderbird Classic Invitational at Westchester C.C.
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Palmer helped Jack Nicklaus into his first green jacket at the 1963 Masters.
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Over the course of his career, Palmer became very good friends with President Dwight Eisenhower.
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Palmer won his fourth Masters title, and final major championship, in 1964 by six shots.
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Palmer signing his scorecard after winning the 1964 Masters.
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Nicklaus helped Palmer slip into his fourth green jacket.
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Palmer tied for fifth at the 1964 U.S. Open at Congressional.
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Palmer and Nicklaus at the 1965 PGA Championship at Laurel Valley Golf Club.
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Everyone wanted a good view of the King at the 1966 U.S. Open at Olympic Club in San Francisco.
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Palmer lost to Nicklaus by four strokes at the 1967 U.S. Open at Baltusrol.
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This photo of Palmer and his first wife, Winnie, was used on the March 6, 1967, cover of Sports Illustrated.
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Palmer at the 1970 U.S. Open at Hazeltine National Golf Club.
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