Governor Herbert on passing of golf legend Billy Casper

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 7, 2015) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement in response to news of the passing of Utahn and golf champion, Billy Casper:

“I am very sad to learn of the passing of my good friend, Billy Casper. The world will remember him as one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game and I will remember him as a great man and a true friend. A man of high standards, he was never shy about his love for Utah or about the important things in life, and he tried to lift people wherever he went. Billy did his best to help me with my golf game and I hope he realized just how much he helped me be a better man. He was a legend in every sense of the word. Jeanette and I offer our best wishes and condolences to Shirley and the entire Casper family.”