Casper, Billy

Hometown:

USA

San Diego,
California

Year Inducted:

1978

Induction Category:

Pinehurst

Birth Date:

Jun 24, 1931 -
Feb 07, 2015

Billy Casper

Professional Majors: 5

  • Masters Tournament: 1970
  • U.S. Open: 1959, 1966
  • U.S. Senior Open: 1983
  • Senior Players Championship: 1988

PGA TOUR Wins: 48

  • 1956: Labatt Open
  • 1957: Phoenix Open Invitational, Kentucky Derby Open Invitational
  • 1958: Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, Greater New Orleans Open, Buick Open Invitational
  • 1959: Portland Centennial Open Invitational, Lafayette Open Invitational, Mobile Sertoma Open Invitational
  • 1960: Portland Open Invitational, Hesperia Open Invitational, Orange County Open Invitational
  • 1961: Portland Open Invitational
  • 1962: Doral Country Club Open Invitational, Greater Greensboro Open, “500” Festival Open Invitation, Bakersfield Open Invitational
  • 1963: Bing Crosby National Pro-Am, Insurance City Open
  • 1964: Doral Open Invitational, Colonial National Invitation, Greater Seattle Open Invitational, Almaden Open Invitational
  • 1965: Bob Hope Desert Classic, Western Open, Insurance City Open Invitational, Sahara Invitational
  • 1966: San Diego Open Invitational, Western Open, 500 Festival Open Invitation
  • 1967: Canadian Open, Carling World Open
  • 1968: Los Angeles Open, Greater Greensboro Open, Colonial National Invitation, 500 Festival Open Invitation, Greater Hartford Open, Lucky International Open
  • 1969: Alcan Open, Bob Hope Desert Classic, Western Open
  • 1970: Los Angeles Open, IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic, Avco Classic
  • 1971: Kaiser International Open
  • 1973: Western Open, Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open
  • 1975: First NBC New Orleans Open

Champions Tour Wins: 8

  • 1982: Shootout at Jeremy Ranch, Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Commemorative Pro-Am
  • 1984: SENIOR PGA TOUR Roundup, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf
  • 1987: Del E. Webb Arizona Classic, Greater Grand Rapids Open
  • 1988: Vantage at the Dominion
  • 1989: Transamerica Senior Golf Championship

Addtional Wins: 7

  • 1958: Havana Invitational
  • 1959: Brazilian Open
  • 1960: Brazilian Open
  • 1975: Italian Open
  • 1977: Mexican Open
  • 1985: Union Mutual Seniors, Doug Sanders Invitational

Ryder Cup Apperances: 9

  • (Wins in bold)
  • Player: 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975
  • Captain: 1979

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • PGA Distinguished Service Award: 2010
  • PGA TOUR Player of the Year: 1966, 1970
  • PGA TOUR Leading Money Winner: 1966, 1968
  • Vardon Trophy Winner: 1960, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968