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Casper, William Earl

Born: 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 89 years of age.
Nationality: American
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.