Golf: Three-time major winner Billy Casper dies at the age of 83.Md Noman Siddique (Author) Published Date : Feb 08, 2015 10:56 IST
William Earl Casper, Jr. (June 24, 1931 February 7, 2015) one of the most prolific winners on the PGA Tour who won the U.S. Open twice as well as The Masters died of a heart attack Saturday at his home in Utah. He was 83. He was an American professional golfer who was one of the most prolific tournament winners on the PGA Tour from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s.
To the report from the golf covered passages He played on eight Ryder Cup teams for the United States and scored more points, 23 and a half, than any player in American history. He also captained the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team in 1979.
Beekman Director of Golf Steve Callagy said Billy's such a gentleman and such a legend in the game of golf. I'm really, really proud to have him here. And another reported Beekman staff and spectators were glad to have Casper in attendance. He stayed after the clinic and signed autographs for fans.
The great golfer,World-famous for his short game, Casper injected humor and humanity into his clinic. He recently wrote a book entitled The Big Three and Me, which indicates that Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player got all the accolades, while Casper was slightly in the background
To the archive from the Casper gallery, in 1966, Casper staged a remarkable rally to win the U.S. Open in San Francisco, although that tournament is remembered more as a case of Palmer fading. Palmer led by seven strokes as they moved to the back nine on Sunday, but Casper caught him and won an 18-hole playoff the following day. Casper also won the 1959 U.S. Open and the 1970 Masters.
Casper said in a statement 2 years later he defeated Allen Geiberger in a sudden-death playoff at the Carling World Championship in Toronto with a similar three-foot putt. He said he realized that if he missed the putt and lost, he would make $17,000. If he holed it, he would make $35,000.
On the statement Casper won 51 times on the PGA Tour, putting him at No. 7 on the career list behind only Sam Snead, Tiger Woods, Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Byron Nelson. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1978.He was a great golfer for the all time history and also he was the idol for the all modern golfer.
Golf: Three-time major winner Billy Casper dies at the age of 83.