Billy Casper was born June 24, 1931. During his career, Casper had over 60 professional wins, including 51 on the PGA Tour. His career also included three major victories and a spot in the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Casper attended Notre Dame University for college, and turned pro after graduation, in 1954. The Labatt Open, played in Quebec, was the site of Casper's first victory in 1956.
Although his career is often overshadowed by the "Big Three" of his time (Palmer, Nicklaus, and Player), between 1964 and 1970, he won two more tournaments than Nicklaus and six more than Player and Palmer combined.
Casper won two US Opens and one Masters, and had top 5 finishes in the other two majors seven different times.
Casper was the leading money winner twice in his career, earned player of the year honors twice, and won the Vardon trophy for low stroke average five different times.
Casper was on eight Ryder Cup teams as a player, and once as a non-playing captain. In those appearances, the US was 9/9.
While on the Champions Tour, Casper won nine times, including two major victories.