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Hall of Champions issues statement on passing of Billy Casper

We send our condolences as Billy Casper, a San Diego legend whose legacy will forever live on, has passed away. He was 83. San Diego is extremely lucky to have had such an amazing ambassador in Billy Casper. May he rest peacefully. He was 7th All-time on the PGA Tour for career wins & was inducted into the Breitbard HOF in 1963. One of San Diego's greats that will never be forgotten and will always remembered in our hearts.

Billy Casper 1963 Breitbard Hall of Fame Class - a member of the Golf Hall of Fame, won the U.S. Open in 1959 and 1966 and The Masters in 1970. In 24 years on the U.S. professional tour, he won 51 tournaments and $1,683,618 in prize money. When he retired, only Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Byron Nelson had more career victories. A peerless putter, Casper won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average five times. He played on eight U.S. Ryder Cup teams, winning 20 matches. In 1966, he out-dueled Palmer for a dramatic U.S. Open victory, led the U.S. Tour in money won and earned Player of the Year honors.