Billy Casper was known by his peers as one of the greatest golfers who ever lived. He was known by people in his home town as a wonderful, kind, charitable man.
Billy Casper passed away Saturday evening at the age of 83. The San Diego native won 51 PGA Tour events, the seventh-most all-time. He two U.S. Open titles and the 1970 Masters (fellow San Diegan Gene Littler was second) and was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978.
After retiring, Casper spent a few years on the Champions Tour where he won two more majors. He developed a successful golf course design and management company and spent countless hours raising money for children's charities.
Casper's biggest impact might have been felt playing for the USA. He's won more points in Ryder Cup play than any American in history.