Winning at Napa on both Tours

The PGA Tour is beginning its 2016 season this week with the FRYS.COM tournament in Napa, California. It's being held at the Silverado Resort and Spa, one of my favorite places in the world. (But it's not like I've been all over the world.) They have two golf courses there, and this tournament is on the North Course. We also used to play a Senior Tour tournament there on the South Course. Napa Valley is such a lovely place, especially this time of year, with rows and rows of vineyards bordered … [Read more...]

Billy Casper (Part 1)

Billy Casper was one of the greatest golfers of all time. He was unquestionably the best putter on the Tour throughout his career. He won 51 PGA Tour tournaments, and three of them were majors. He is seventh on the all-time PGA Tour list for most wins.The most prominent feature of Billy Casper's golf game was his unorthodox, yet syrupy-smooth, putting stroke. He liked to hit the putt just hard enough for it to reach the hole and fall in gently. Billy was like another great putting wizard in … [Read more...]

Almost Persuaded

One year early in my PGA Tour career, I was playing in the Atlanta Classic at Atlanta Country Club and paired with a player whose name I will not divulge. He was a successful Tour player with whom I had gotten along with just fine.In those days, Billy Casper was one of the top four players on the PGA Tour along with Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player. Casper was often bothered by allergies. I could relate to that because I was too. The media frequently badgered Billy about it and … [Read more...]


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