On this day, In 1973 Billy Casper wins his 50th PGA Tour title winning the Greater Hartford Open

Greater Hartford Open
CIRCA 1960's: Golf: Billy Capsper in action during tournament play circa late 1960's. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Billy Casper set a record in 1973 for winning the Greater Hartford Open for a 4th time

On this day in 1973 Billy Casper had done what just a few others in golf history have accomplished by reaching 50 professional wins on the PGA Tour.  This one was more familiar that most due to the fact that Casper had won this event three times besides this.  He won it twice when it was called the Insurance City Open in 1963 and 1965, and he also won it once when it’s named changed to the Greater Hartford Open in 1968.  This time, his last time, the fourth time it was attached to celebrity Sammy Davis Jr and now called the Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open.  It was Casper, at the end of his peak who outlasted Bruce Devlin by one stroke to gain the victory.

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