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Late Billy Casper remembered for his comeback victory in 1966 U.S. Open
Late Billy Casper remembered for his comeback victory in 1966 U.S. Open

LA JOLLA — The late Billy Casper might be best remembered for his comeback victory at the 1966 U.S. Open, where he made up seven shots on Arnold Palmer over the final nine holes. On the day that Casper's death was announced, Lee Elder stopped by the Farmers Insurance Open to talk about playing in that tournament as a newcomer to pro golf and sticking around to watch Casper's historic performance. "To win the event, it did a lot for him — good and bad," Elder said of the man who would later become his friend. "There were people who did not like the fact that he beat Arnold Palmer." Palmer looked to be in command at the Olympic Club in San...

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