Palmer wins the Texas Open three year straight
On this day, The King…Arnold Palmer won the Texas Open for the third year in a row. Palmer first won the event in 1960 where he won by two strokes over Doug Ford & Frank Stranahan. In 1961, he successfully defended his title by shooting two strokes better than the year before defeating runner up Al Balding. In 1962, Palmer was without a doubt the favorite and didn’t exactly have an easy road for the “three-peat” in Texas.
In an incredible Palmer-like fashion, he birdied the last three of four holes in play. He finished the final day with a four under-par 67 with four players coming up just a stroke too short. He posted a 72-hole score of 273 at the Oak Hills Country Club and won by a stroke over Joe Campbell, Gene Littler, Mason Rudolph,and Doug Sanders.