Billy Casper

by MKhanal 13 Nov,2020
Billy Casper
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name William Earl Casper Jr.
  • Birth Place San Diego
  • Famous Name Buffalo Bill
  • Net Worth 100000000
  • Nationality American
  • Married to Shirley Franklin Casper
  • Children 11

Billy Casper is a late American professional golfer. Billy was a well-known tournament winner on the PGA Tour from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s. Billy won more than six dozens Golf Events around the world. 

Billy Casper was born as William Earl Casper Jr. on June 24, 1931, in San Diego, California. Billy seems to be the only child born to his parents. After years of a successful career, Billy came to the limelight, so, his parent's information is not shared with the media. His father started him in golf at age five. Billy was admitted to the University of Notre Dame on a golf scholarship. 

Death of Billy Casper At Eight-Three

Billy Casper passed away on February 7, 2015, at his home in Springville, Utah. Billy passed away at the age of eighty-three. As per sources, Billy died of a sudden heart attack. At the time of his death, He was survived by his wife and his children. 

Billy Casper passed away in 2015 due to a heart attack SOURCE: PGA

Billy was living a happy life. He did not have any long-term disease. The former golfer kept his life busy, sharing time between his home and his company. 

Billy Casper's Professional Career Win: 71

The five feet eleven inches tall, Billy started his golf career from an early age. Casper turned professional in 1954. His first major tournament win came in 1956. Billy won his first major championships in 1959. He was the PGA Tour Money Winner and PGA Player of the Year in 1966 and 1968.

Billy Casper is a Golf Legend SOURCE: Sportsunfolded

The late golf player was inducted into the World Golf of Fame in 1978. Golf Digest Magazine was ranked as the 15th greatest golfer of all time.  Casper earned nine Senior PGA Tour from 1982 to 1989. Casper won at least one PGA Tour event for 16 straight seasons. 

Casper was a member of the United States team in the Ryder Cup eight times. Billy was widely credited with popularizing and bringing enormous commercial success to the sport around the world. He is considered by many to have been the best putter of his era.

Married Life of Billy Casper 

Billy was married to his girlfriend, Shirley Franklin Casper in 1952. They had a private wedding ceremony. From this happy marriage, Billy and Shirley welcomed five children. 

Billy along with his wife, Shirley SOURCE: LDS Living

The duo had adopted six children. By the time of his death, Billy had seventy-one children and numerous great-grandchildren. 

Billy Casper Earnings and Net Worth

Billy Casper had an estimated net worth of more than $100 Million at the time of his death in 2015. Casper earned much of his net worth through his successful career of playing golf. Darren Clarke is a well-known professional golfer with a net worth of $30 Million

Billy owned the largest privately owned golf course management companies in the United States,  Billy Casper Golf. The company offered roughly owned or managed 150 courses in its portfolio. Professional golfer was active in charitable work for children and hosted fundraisers. 

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