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50. Billy Casper

Had Casper won just one more than the three majors he won, he might have placed higher. But with 61 regular tour victories, he is the best of all those who won three of the top prizes. He captures two U.S. Opens, the 1966 one in a playoff against Arnold Palmer, and also won The Masters.

Casper was on eight Ryder Cup teams and captained in 1979. He was Player of the Year twice, in 1966 and in 1970. He won the Vardon Trophy for low scoring average five times, in 1960, 1963, 1965, 1966 and 1968. He won at least one PGA Tour event a year for 16 seasons.

What makes his record even more impressive is that he played in an era dominated by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus.

His first tournament victory was the Labatt Open in 1956, and his last was the Transamerica Senior Golf Championship in 1989. He made 27 straight cuts at the Masters.

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