Casper, William Earl
Born: Jun 24, 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 82 years of age.
Categories: Golf Player
1931 - Born on June 24th in San Diego, California. American golfer.
1944 - He entered his first tournament as a 13-year-old in San Diego.
1953 - Casper attended the University of Notre Dame for a year, then opted to play professional tournament golf.
1954 - He became a professional golfer.
- He joined the PGA Tour and two years later he won his first event, the Labatt Open.
1966 - Casper came from seven strokes behind with nine holes to play to tie Palmer for the U.S. Open, played at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
1968 - His best season in that regard was when he won six times on the circuit.
1970 - He became the second golfer in history to win more than $1 million in career prize money.
- The technique kept him from flipping his hands and resulted in a short, compact "pop" stroke that was highly effective for a long time. His putting skills helped him capture the Masters.
1979 - His last year on the regular PGA Tour, Casper won 51 tournaments to place sixth on the all-time winners list. His victories included two U.S. Opens and a Masters.
1983 - He participated and won in the U.S. Senior Open.
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