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death_place = Springville, Utah
height =
weight =
nationality =
spouse = Shirley Casper (m. 1952–2015; his death)
children = 11
college = University of Notre Dame
yearpro = 1954
retired =
extour = PGA Tour
Champions Tour
prowins = 71
pgawins = 51 (7th all time)
eurowins = 1
champwins = 9
otherwins = 9 (regular)
1 (senior)
majorwins = 3
masters = Won: 1970
usopen = Won: 1959, 1966
open = 4th: 1968
pga = 2nd/T2: 1958, 1965, 1971
wghofid = billy-casper
wghofyear = 1978
award1 = PGA Player of the Year
year1 = 1966, 1970
award2 = PGA Tour
leading money winner
year2 = 1966, 1968
award3 = Vardon Trophy
year3 = 1960, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968
awardssection =
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.
In his youth, Casper started as a caddie and emerged from the junior golf hotbed of San Diego, where golf could be played year-round, to rank seventh all-time in career Tour wins with 51, across a 20-year period between 1956 and 1975. Fellow San Diegan great Gene Littler was a friend and rival from teenager to senior. Casper won three major championships, represented the United States on a then-record eight Ryder Cup teams, and holds the U.S. record for career Ryder Cup points won. After reaching age 50, Casper regularly played the Senior PGA Tour and was a winner there until 1989. In his later years, Casper successfully developed businesses in golf course design and management of golf facilities.
Casper served as Ryder Cup captain in 1979, was twice PGA Player of the Year (1966 and 1970), was twice leading money winner, and won five Vardon Trophy awards for the lowest seasonal scoring average on the Tour.
Respected for his extraordinary putting and short-game skills, Casper was a superior strategist who overcame his distance disadvantages against longer-hitting competitors such as Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus with moxie, creative shot-making, and clever golf-course management abilities. Never a flashy gallery favorite, Casper developed his own self-contained style, relying on solid technique, determination, concentration, and perseverance.
He converted to the LDS Church in 1966. Casper was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978.

Early years

Casper was born in San Diego, California. His father started him in golf at age five. Casper caddied during his youth at San Diego Country Club to earn money for golf, and spent one semester at the University of Notre Dame on a golf scholarship, after graduating from high school. He returned to San Diego to marry his wife Shirley in 1952. Casper competed frequently as an amateur against fellow San Diegan Gene Littler. He turned professional in 1954.

Professional career

(right) congratulates Casper with winning the 1970 Masters Tournament
Casper had 51 PGA Tour wins in his career, with his first coming in 1956. This total places him seventh on the all-time list. His victories helped him finish third in McCormack's World Golf Rankings in 1968, 1969 and 1970, the first three years they were published. He won three major championships: the 1959 and 1966 U.S. Opens, and the 1970 Masters Tournament.
He was the PGA Tour Money Winner in 1966 and 1968. He was PGA Player of the Year in 1966 and 1970. Casper won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average five times: 1960, 1963, 1965, 1966, and 1968.
Casper was a member of the United States team in the Ryder Cup eight times: 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, and a non-playing captain in 1979. Casper has scored the most points in the Ryder Cup by an American player.
Casper won at least one PGA Tour event for 16 straight seasons, from 1956 to 1971, the third-longest streak, trailing only Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, who each won on Tour in 17 straight years.
On the senior circuit, Casper earned nine Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour) wins from 1982 to 1989, including two senior majors.

Legacy

Much has been written in the annals of golf that Casper was the most underrated star in golf history, and the best modern golfer who never received the accolades he deserved. He was not considered one of the "Big Three" â€” Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player â€” who are widely credited with popularizing and bringing enormous commercial success to the sport around the world; however, between 1964 and 1970, Casper won 27 tournaments on the PGA Tour, two more than Nicklaus and six more than Palmer and Player combined, during that time period. He is considered by many to have been the best putter of his era.
Casper's 20-year period of winning on the PGA Tour—between 1956 and 1975—was an era of extraordinary growth in tournament purses, television coverage and depth of competition. Casper faced legends such as Palmer, Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Cary Middlecoff, Gary Player and Lee Trevino when they were all at or near their peaks.
Casper was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978. In 2000, he was ranked as the 15th greatest golfer of all time by Golf Digest magazine.
Casper's grandson, Mason Casper, played for the Utah Valley University golf team. Mason qualified for NCAA post-season play in 2012.

Personal life

Casper was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, joining in early 1966 at age 34, at the height of his playing career.
Casper died at age 83 in 2015 of a heart attack at his home in Springville, Utah. He was survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Shirley Franklin Casper, 11 children, six of whom are adopted, 71 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Other ventures

Golf course design and management


After his professional career, Casper was a designer for many golf courses, such as The Highlands, The Palm and Eagle Crest in Sun City Summerlin, Nevada. As of 2017, Billy Casper Golf (BCG) is one of the largest privately owned golf course management companies in the United States, with roughly 150 owned or managed courses in their portfolio. Billy Casper Golf annually hosts the "World's Largest Golf Outing" – a national golf outing fundraiser benefiting military charities.

Acting

Casper had a cameo appearance in the movie, Now You See Him, Now You Don't.

Billy's Kids

Casper was active in charitable work for children and hosted fundraisers, including an annual tournament at San Diego Country Club for "Billy's Kids".

Books

Professional wins (71)

PGA Tour wins (51)

{
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Legend
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Major championships (3)
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Other PGA Tour (48)
{
!No.
!Date
!Tournament
!Winning score
!Margin of
victory
!Runner(s)-up
-
align=center1
align=rightJul 15, 1956
Labatt Open
−14 (68-68-67-71=274)
2 strokes
Jimmy Demaret
-
align=center2
align=rightFeb 3, 1957
Phoenix Open Invitational
−9 (68-71-65-67=271)
3 strokes
Cary Middlecoff, Mike Souchak
-
align=center3
align=rightApr 28, 1957
Kentucky Derby Open Invitational
−7 (68-68-71-70=277)
1 stroke
Peter Thomson
-
align=center4
align=rightJan 12, 1958
Bing Crosby National Pro-Am Golf Championship
−11 (71-66-69-71=277)
4 strokes
Dave Marr
-
align=center5
align=rightMar 12, 1958
Greater New Orleans Open Invitational
−10 (69-70-70-69=278)
Playoff
Ken Venturi
-
align=center6
align=rightJun 23, 1958
Buick Open Invitational
−3 (70-73-71-71=285)
1 stroke
Ted Kroll, Arnold Palmer
-
align=center7
align=rightJun 14, 1959
U.S. Open
+2 (71-68-69-74=282)
1 stroke
Bob Rosburg
-
align=center8
align=rightOct 4, 1959
Portland Centennial Open Invitational
−19 (69-64-67-69=269)
3 strokes
Bob Duden, Dave Ragan
-
align=center9
align=rightNov 15, 1959
Lafayette Open Invitational
−11 (69-64-71-69=273)
4 strokes
George Bayer
-
align=center10
align=rightNov 22, 1959
Mobile Sertoma Open Invitational
−8 (71-68-68-73=280)
2 strokes
Wes Ellis, Dave Ragan
-
align=center11
align=rightSep 25, 1960
Portland Open Invitational (2)
−22 (68-67-66-65=266)
2 strokes
Paul Harney
-
align=center12
align=rightOct 3, 1960
Hesperia Open Invitational
−13 (70-68-67-70=275)
5 strokes
Bob Rosburg
-
align=center13
align=rightOct 16, 1960
Orange County Open Invitational
−8 (70-68-69-69=276)
1 stroke
Charlie Sifford
-
align=center14
align=rightSep 24, 1961
Portland Open Invitational (3)
−15 (68-71-67-67=273)
1 stroke
Dave Hill
-
align=center15
align=rightMar 26, 1962
Doral C.C. Open Invitational
−5 (70-67-75-71=283)
1 stroke
Pete Bondeson
-
align=center16
align=rightApr 15, 1962
Greater Greensboro Open
−9 (69-70-68-68=275)
1 stroke
Mike Souchak
-
align=center17
align=rightMay 27, 1962
500 Festival Open Invitation
−20 (66-67-67-64=264)
1 stroke
George Bayer, Jerry Steelsmith
-
align=center18
align=rightOct 14, 1962
Bakersfield Open Invitational
−16 (69-71-65-67=272)
4 strokes
Tony Lema
-
align=center19
align=rightJan 20, 1963
Bing Crosby National Pro-Am (2)
−3 (73-65-73-74=285)
1 stroke
Dave Hill, Jack Nicklaus,
Gary Player, Bob Rosburg,
Art Wall Jr.
-
align=center20
align=rightAug 18, 1963
Insurance City Open Invitational
−13 (67-68-71-65=271)
1 stroke
George Bayer
-
align=center21
align=rightMar 22, 1964
Doral Open Invitational (2)
−11 (70-70-67-70=277)
1 stroke
Jack Nicklaus
-
align=center22
align=rightMay 10, 1964
Colonial National Invitation
−1 (72-67-70-70=279)
4 strokes
Tommy Jacobs
-
align=center23
align=rightSep 27, 1964
Greater Seattle Open Invitational
−15 (68-67-66-64=265)
2 strokes
Mason Rudolph
-
align=center24
align=rightNov 3, 1964
Almaden Open Invitational
−9 (68-70-73-68=279)
Playoff
Pete Brown, Jerry Steelsmith
-
align=center25
align=rightFeb 7, 1965
Bob Hope Desert Classic
−12 (70-70-69-67-72=348)
1 stroke
Tommy Aaron, Arnold Palmer
-
align=center26
align=rightJul 4, 1965
Western Open
−14 (70-66-70-64=270)
2 strokes
Jack McGowan, Chi-Chi Rodríguez
-
align=center27
align=rightJul 25, 1965
Insurance City Open Invitational (2)
−10 (70-72-66-66=274)
Playoff
Johnny Pott
-
align=center28
align=rightOct 23, 1965
Sahara Invitational
−15 (66-66-68-69=269)
3 strokes
Billy Martindale
-
align=center29
align=rightJan 16, 1966
San Diego Open Invitational
−16 (70-66-68-64=268)
4 strokes
Tommy Aaron, Tom Weiskopf
-
align=center30
align=rightJun 20, 1966
U.S. Open (2)
−2 (69-68-73-68=278)
Playoff
Arnold Palmer
-
align=center31
align=rightJun 26, 1966
Western Open (2)
−1 (69-72-72-70=283)
3 strokes
Gay Brewer
-
align=center32
align=rightJul 31, 1966
500 Festival Open Invitation (2)
−11 (69-70-68-70=277)
3 strokes
R. H. Sikes
-
align=center33
align=rightJul 3, 1967
Canadian Open
−5 (69-70-71-69=279)
Playoff
Art Wall Jr.
-
align=center34
align=rightSep 4, 1967
Carling World Open
−3 (74-68-70-69=281)
Playoff
Al Geiberger
-
align=center35
align=rightJan 28, 1968
Los Angeles Open
−10 (70-67-68-69=274)
3 strokes
Arnold Palmer
-
align=center36
align=rightApr 8, 1968
Greater Greensboro Open (2)
−17 (65-67-69-66=267)
4 strokes
George Archer, Gene Littler,
Bobby Nichols
-
align=center37
align=rightMay 19, 1968
Colonial National Invitation (2)
−5 (68-71-68-68=275)
5 strokes
Gene Littler
-
align=center38
align=rightJun 9, 1968
500 Festival Open Invitation (3)
−8 (70-71-69-70=280)
1 stroke
Frank Beard, Mike Hill
-
align=center39
align=rightSep 8, 1968
Greater Hartford Open Invitational (3)
−18 (68-65-67-66=266)
3 strokes
Bruce Crampton
-
align=center40
align=rightNov 3, 1968
Lucky International Open
−15 (68-65-70-66=269)
4 strokes
Raymond Floyd, Don Massengale
-
align=center41
align=rightFeb 9, 1969
Bob Hope Desert Classic (2)
−15 (71-68-71-69-66=345)
3 strokes
Dave Hill
-
align=center42
align=rightJun 8, 1969
Western Open (3)
−8 (72-69-68-67=276)
4 strokes
Rocky Thompson
-
align=center43
align=rightSep 28, 1969
Alcan Open
−14 (70-68-70-66=274)
1 stroke
Lee Trevino
-
align=center44
align=rightJan 11, 1970
Los Angeles Open (2)
−8 (68-68-68-72=276)
Playoff
Hale Irwin
-
align=center45
align=rightApr 13, 1970
Masters Tournament
−9 (72-68-68-71=279)
Playoff
Gene Littler
-
align=center46
align=rightJul 19, 1970
IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic
−14 (68-67-71-68=274)
3 strokes
Terry Wilcox
-
align=center47
align=rightAug 24, 1970
AVCO Golf Classic
−11 (68-67-73-69=277)
1 stroke
Rod Funseth, Tom Weiskopf
-
align=center48
align=rightOct 24, 1971
Kaiser International Open Invitational
−19 (67-65-69-68=269)
4 strokes
Fred Marti
-
align=center49
align=rightJul 1, 1973
Western Open (4)
−12 (67-69-67-69=272)
1 stroke
Larry Hinson, Hale Irwin
-
align=center50
align=rightSep 3, 1973
Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open (4)
−20 (67-65-68-64=264)
1 stroke
Bruce Devlin
-
align=center51
align=rightMay 18, 1975
First NBC New Orleans Open (2)
−17 (67-68-66-70=271)
2 strokes
Peter Oosterhuis
Source:
PGA Tour playoff record (8–8)
{
!No.!!Year!!Tournament!!Opponent(s)!!Result
-
align=center1
1958
Greater New Orleans Open Invitational
Ken Venturi
Won with eagle on second extra hole
-
align=center2
1961
Buick Open
Jack Burke Jr., Johnny Pott
Burke won 18-hole playoff;
Burke: −1 (71),
Casper: +2 (74),
Pott: +2 (74)
-
align=center3
1964
Almaden Open Invitational
Pete Brown, Jerry Steelsmith
Won with birdie on third extra hole after 18 hole playoff;
Casper: −4 (68),
Brown: −4 (68),
Steelsmith: +1 (73)
-
align=center4
1965
San Diego Open Invitational
Wes Ellis
Lost to birdie on first extra hole
-
align=center5
1965
Insurance City Open Invitational
Johnny Pott
Won with birdie on first extra hole
-
align=center6
1966
U.S. Open
Arnold Palmer
Won 18-hole playoff;
Casper: −1 (69),
Palmer: +1 (73)
-
align=center7
1967
Canadian Open
Art Wall Jr.
Won 18-hole playoff;
Casper: −6 (65),
Wall: −2 (69)
-
align=center8
1967
Carling World Open
Al Geiberger
Won with par on first extra hole
-
align=center9
1967
Hawaiian Open
Dudley Wysong
Lost to par on first extra hole
-
align=center10
1968
Bing Crosby National Pro-Am
Bruce Devlin, Johnny Pott
Pott won with birdie on first extra hole
-
align=center11
1969
Kaiser International Open Invitational
George Archer, Don January,
Jack Nicklaus
Nicklaus won with birdie on second extra hole
January eliminated with birdie on first hole
-
align=center12
1970
Los Angeles Open
Hale Irwin
Won with birdie on first extra hole
-
align=center13
1970
Masters Tournament
Gene Littler
Won 18-hole playoff;
Casper: −3 (69),
Littler: +2 (74)
-
align=center14
1971
Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open
Bob Lunn
Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole
-
align=center15
1972
Byron Nelson Golf Classic
Chi-Chi Rodríguez
Lost to birdie on first extra hole
-
align=center16
1975
World Open Golf Championship
Jack Nicklaus
Lost to par on first extra hole

European Tour wins (1)

{ class="wikitable"
!No.!!Date!!Tournament!!Winning score!!Margin of
victory!!Runner-up
-
align=center1
Oct 19, 1975
Italian Open
−2 (74-69-70-73=286)
1 stroke
Brian Barnes

Other wins (9)

This list is incomplete.

  • 1958 Brazil Open, Havana Invitational
  • 1959 Brazil Open
  • 1971 Miki Gold Cup (tie with Masashi Ozaki)
  • 1973 Hassan II Golf Trophy
  • 1974 Trophée Lancôme (France, unofficial European Tour event), Lancia d'Oro
  • 1975 Hassan II Golf Trophy
  • 1977 Mexican Open

Senior PGA Tour wins (9)

{ class="wikitable"
-
Legend
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Senior PGA Tour major championships (2)
-
Other Senior PGA Tour (7)
{ class="wikitable"
!No.
!Date
!Tournament
!Winning score
!Margin of
victory
!Runner(s)-up
-
align=center1
align=rightAug 28, 1982
Shootout at Jeremy Ranch
−9 (74-71-69-65=279)
1 stroke
Miller Barber, Don January
-
align=center2
align=rightSep 19, 1982
Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Commemorative Pro-Am
−10 (68-7-68=206)
Playoff
Bob Toski
-
align=center3
align=rightJul 25, 1983
U.S. Senior Open
+4 (73-73-69-73=288)
Playoff
Rod Funseth
-
align=center4
align=rightApr 22, 1984
Senior PGA Tour Roundup
−14 (68-69-65=202)
2 strokes
Bob Stone
-
align=center5
align=rightMar 15, 1987
Del E. Webb Arizona Classic
−15 (68-65-68=201)
5 strokes
Bob Charles, Dale Douglass
-
align=center6
align=rightJun 28, 1987
Greater Grand Rapids Open
−13 (69-68-63=200)
3 strokes
Miller Barber
-
align=center7
align=rightMay 8, 1988
Vantage at The Dominion
−14 (70-68-67=205)
1 stroke
Chi-Chi Rodríguez
-
align=center8
align=rightJun 12, 1988
Mazda Senior Tournament Players Championship
−10 (69-68-74-67=278)
2 strokes
Al Geiberger
-
align=center9
align=rightOct 22, 1989
Transamerica Senior Golf Championship
−9 (69-70-68=207)
3 strokes
Al Geiberger
Senior PGA Tour playoff record (2–3)
{ class="wikitable"
!No.!!Year!!Tournament!!Opponent(s)!!Result
-
align=center1
1981
U.S. Senior Open
Arnold Palmer, Bob Stone
Palmer won 18-hole playoff;
Palmer: E (70),
Stone: +4 (74),
Casper: +7 (77)
-
align=center2
1982
Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Commemorative Pro-Am
Bob Toski
Won with birdie on fourth extra hole
-
align=center3
1983
Gatlin Brothers Seniors Golf Classic
Don January
Lost to par on fifth extra hole
-
align=center4
1983
U.S. Senior Open
Rod Funseth
Won with birdie on first extra hole after 18-hole playoff;
Casper: +4 (75),
Funseth: +4 (75)
-
align=center5
1988
United Hospitals Classic
Bruce Crampton
Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Other senior wins (1)

  • 1984 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (with Gay Brewer)
  • Major championships

    Wins (3)

    {class="wikitable"
    !Year!!Championship!!54 holes!!Winning score!!Margin!!Runner-up
    -
    1959 U.S. Open 3 shot lead −2 (71-68-69-74=282) 1 stroke Bob Rosburg
    -
    1966 U.S. Open (2)3 shot deficit −2 (69-68-73-68=278) Playoff 1 Arnold Palmer
    -
    1970 Masters Tournament 1 shot lead −9 (72-68-68-71=279) Playoff 2 Gene Littler
    1 Defeated Palmer in an 18-hole playoff: Casper 69 (−1), Palmer 73 (+3).
    2 Defeated Littler in an 18-hole playoff: Casper 69 (−3), Littler 74 (+2).

    Results timeline

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    !align="left"Tournament
    !1956
    !1957
    !1958
    !1959
    -
    align=leftMasters Tournament
    T16
    T20
    CUT
    -
    align=leftU.S. Open
    T14
    CUT
    T13
    1
    -
    align=leftThe Open Championship
    -
    align=leftPGA Championship
    2
    T17
    { cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" border="1"
    -
    !align="left"Tournament
    !1960
    !1961
    !1962
    !1963
    !1964
    !1965
    !1966
    !1967
    !1968
    !1969
    -
    align=leftMasters Tournament
    4
    T7
    T15
    T11
    T5
    T35
    T10
    T24
    T16
    T2
    -
    align=leftU.S. Open
    T12
    T17
    CUT
    4
    T17
    1
    4
    T9
    T40
    -
    align=leftThe Open Championship
    4
    T25
    -
    align=leftPGA Championship
    T24
    T15
    T51
    T9
    T2
    T3
    19
    T6
    T35
    { cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" border="1"
    -
    !align="left"Tournament
    !1970
    !1971
    !1972
    !1973
    !1974
    !1975
    !1976
    !1977
    !1978
    !1979
    -
    align=leftMasters Tournament
    1
    T13
    T17
    T17
    T37
    6
    8
    T14
    CUT
    43
    -
    align=leftU.S. Open
    T8
    CUT
    T11
    CUT
    CUT
    CUT
    T30
    -
    align=leftThe Open Championship
    T17
    T7
    T40
    -
    align=leftPGA Championship
    T18
    2
    T4
    T35
    T63
    T5
    T51
    T31
    CUT
    CUT
    { cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" border="1"
    -
    !align="left"Tournament
    !1980
    !1981
    !1982
    !1983
    !1984
    !1985
    !1986
    !1987
    !1988
    !1989
    -
    align=leftMasters Tournament
    CUT
    CUT
    CUT
    CUT
    CUT
    T57
    CUT
    T50
    CUT
    CUT
    -
    align=leftU.S. Open
    -
    align=leftThe Open Championship
    -
    align=leftPGA Championship
    CUT
    T67
    CUT
    { cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" border="1"
    -
    !align="left"Tournament
    !1990
    !1991
    !1992
    !1993
    !1994
    !1995
    !1996
    !1997
    !1998
    !1999
    -
    align=leftMasters Tournament
    CUT
    CUT
    CUT
    CUT
    CUT
    CUT
    CUT
    CUT
    WD
    -
    align=leftU.S. Open
    -
    align=leftThe Open Championship
    -
    align=leftPGA Championship
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    !align="left"Tournament
    !2000
    !2001
    !2002
    !2003
    !2004
    !2005
    -
    align=leftMasters Tournament
    WD
    CUT
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    style="background:#eeeeee;"
    WD
    -
    align=leftU.S. Open
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    align=leftThe Open Championship
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    align=leftPGA Championship
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    CUT = missed the half-way cut
    WD = withdrew
    "T" = tied

    Summary

    { class=wikitable style=text-align:center
    !Tournament !! Wins !! 2nd !! 3rd !! Top-5 !! Top-10 !! Top-25 !! Events !! Cuts made
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    align=leftMasters Tournament 1 1 0 4 8 18 45 23
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    align=leftU.S. Open 2 0 0 4 6 12 20 14
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    align=leftThe Open Championship 0 0 0 1 2 4 5 5
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    align=leftPGA Championship 0 3 1 6 8 13 24 20
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    !Totals !! 3 !! 4 !! 1 !! 15 !! 24 !! 47 !! 94 !! 62
    • Most consecutive cuts made – 27 (1962 PGA – 1971 Masters)
    • Longest streak of top-10s – 4 (twice)

    Champions Tour major championships

    Wins (2)

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    !Year!!Championship!!Winning score!!Margin!!Runner-up
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    1983 United States Senior Open +4 (73-69-73-73=288) Playoff1 Rod Funseth
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    1988 Mazda Senior Tournament Players Championship −10 (69-68-74-67=278) 2 strokes Al Geiberger
    1 18-hole playoff finished in a tie, Casper (75) to Funseth (75), Casper won with a birdie on the first sudden-death hole.

    U.S. national team appearances

    Professional
  • Ryder Cup: 1961 (winners), 1963 (winners), 1965 (winners), 1967 (winners), 1969 (winners), 1971 (winners), 1973 (winners), 1975 (winners), 1979 (winners, non-playing captain)
  • See also

    • List of golfers with most PGA Tour wins
    • List of men's major championships winning golfers
    • List of longest PGA Tour win streaks

    Further reading

  • External links


    • Billy Casper Golf Academy
    • World Golf Hall of Fame profile
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