Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer, 1991

American golf champion Arnold “The King” Palmer was born on this day, September 10, in 1929. Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Gary Player were “The Big Three” in golf during the 1960s; they are widely credited with popularizing and commercializing the sport around the world.

In 1990 and 1991, towards the end of Karsh’s career (he closed his studio in 1992 and only came out of retirement briefly, to photograph the Clintons), Karsh photographed an array of subjects for his “American Legends” series. See the whole list of Sitters.