Billy Casper, one of a many inclusive winners on a PGA Tour, has died in his home in Utah. He was 83.
Son Bob pronounced his father died fast and peacefully with mother Shirley during his bedside. They had been married 62 years.
Casper, who upheld out in a hall during a Masters final year, had work on his heart and recovered from a hitch of pneumonia during Thanksgiving in Nov final year. His son pronounced Casper was going to cardio rehab for a past 4 months and was doing good until he started to feel badly in a past week.
In any other era, Casper competence have ordered some-more courtesy than he did, though his achievements were overshadowed by a supposed ‘Big Three’ – Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer.
He won 51 times on a PGA Tour, putting him seventh on a career list behind usually Sam Snead,Tiger Woods, Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Palmer and Byron Nelson. His 3 vital championships embody a 1966 US Open, one of golf’s many conspicuous comebacks. He rallied from a seven-shot necessity on a behind 9 during Olympic Club to tie Palmer, and he kick him in an 18-hole playoff.
Casper also won a 1959 US Open during Winged Foot and a 1970 Masters. He was inducted into a World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978.
“Billy Casper was one of a biggest family group – be it inside a diversion of golf or out – we have had a advantageous blessing to meet,” Nicklaus pronounced in a Facebook post on Saturday night. “He had such a smashing change to his life. Golf was never a many critical thing in Billy’s life – family was. There was always most some-more to Billy Casper than golf.”
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