Who’s Billy Casper?

The first time that many people heard of Billy Casper was this last weekend when he shot a 106 at the Masters.

That’s unfortunate. Billy Casper was one of the best players of his generation, winning two US Opens, the Masters, and the Senior Open. He also won five Vardon trophies. From 1968 to 1970 he won more tournaments than Nicklaus, Palmer and Player combined. His total of 51 PGA victories places him 6th on the All-Time List (behind Snead, Nicklaus, Hogan, Palmer and Nelson).

An eight time Ryder Cup team member, he is, needless to say, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Given all of that, I think we should cut him some slack.

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