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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

In 20 years on Tour, Billy Casper won 51 tournaments, including the U.S. Open in 1959 and 1966 and the Masters in 1970. He won the Vardon Trophy five times and played in eight Ryder Cups, winning 23.5 points, more than any other American. He was the Tour's Player of the Year in 1966 and 1970, but unfortunately for Casper, his great run came at the height of popularity for the more charismatic Big Three — Nicklaus, Palmer and Player — and he was forever lingering in their shadows.

Billy Casper on
Billy Casper in the SI Vault
• Billy Casper Videos: SI Vault | Youtube
Billy Casper World Golf Hall of Fame Profile\n

Billy Casper's Major Championships
1959 U.S. Open: The Man With The Devastating Putter, By Herbert Warren Wind
1966 U.S. Open: At Olympic: A Summit Of Drama, By Alfred Wright
1970 Masters: All Yours, Billy Boy, By Dan Jenkins\n

Billy Casper From Around the Web
Billy Casper Golf Course Design
Billy Casper's Shot Making Academy\n

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