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Billy Casper
Casper in 2008
Personal information
Full name William Earl Casper, Jr.
Nickname Buffalo Bill
Born (1931-06-24)June 24, 1931
San Diego, California, U.S.
Died February 7, 2015(2015-02-07) (aged 83)
Springville, Utah, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality  United States
Spouse Shirley Casper (m. 1952)
Children 11
Career
College University of Notre Dame
Turned professional 1954
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 69
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 51 (7th all time)
European Tour 1
Champions Tour 9
Other 7 (regular)
1 (senior)
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 3)
The Masters Tournament Won: 1970
U.S. Open Won: 1959, 1966
The Open Championship 4th: 1968
PGA Championship 2nd/T2: 1958, 1965, 1971
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame 1978
PGA Player of the Year 1966, 1970
PGA Tour
leading money winner
1966, 1968
Vardon Trophy 1960, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968

William Earl Casper, Jr. (June 24, 1931 – February 7, 2015) was an American professional golfer. He was one of the most prolific tournament winners on the PGA Tour from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s.

Casper died at his home in Springville, Utah on February 7, 2015 after having pneumonia and a heart attack, aged 83.


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