Palmer earns his 44th career victory in Oklahoma
On this day, In 1964 Arnold Palmer put on another of his famous late rallies and won the $40,000 Oklahoma City open golf tournament with an 11 under‐par 277. Palmer shot a final‐round five‐under‐par 67, with birdies on the 17th and 18th holes, in posting his 42d PGA Tour victory.
The triumph was Palmer’s second of the 64′ season, and was worth $5,800 and increased his 1964” earnings to $44,298, second highest among pro golfers. Jack Nicklaus has won almost $47,000 this year. Palmer’s first 1964 victory was in the Masters tournament.
Lionel Hebert, the leader at the halfway mark,was second, two strokes behind. Hebert led Palmer by three strokes going into the final 18 holes but he took a bogey on each of the second and third holes. Palmer pulled even with a birdie on No. 3 and went ahead with a birdie on No. 6.
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