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PAUL CASEY

Player Data
  • Eligibility Code: 11
  • Birthplace: Cheltenham, England
  • Residence: Scottsdale, Ariz & Weybridge, England
  • Birthdate: July 21, 1977
  • Age: 28
  • Turned Pro: 2000
Player Notes

Joined the PGA Tour in late April as a Special Temporary Member and earned privileges for the 2005 season via making the 2004 Ryder Cup Team. A three-time individual winner on The European Tour International Schedule, Casey found team golf to his taste in 2004. Having finished a commendable tied sixth on his debut in the Masters Tournament, en route to qualifying for The Ryder Cup, he played a pivotal role at Oakland Hills CC with David Howell, securing the final hole par which earned the Europeans a full point against Jim Furyk and Chad Campbell. In his final event in Seville, he and Luke Donald edged out Spain - with Casey again holing the winning putt - as England captured the WGC - World Cup. Secured his card as an Affiliate Member of the Tour in 2001, shortly before winning his maiden title in the Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship in August. Finishing 22nd on the Order of Merit helped him win the 2001 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year. Coached by Peter Kostis, his amateur highlight came when he was one of the stalwarts of Great Britain and Ireland's Walker Cup victory at Nairn in 1999, becoming one of only three players in 77 years to record four victories without a defeat - recording two foursomes victories with the aforementioned Donald...He won the English Amateur Championship in 1999 and 2000 and in his American college phase, won the Pac-10 Championship in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Victory in the 2000 Pac-10 Championship broke the scoring record held by Tiger Woods (18-under-par) with a 23 under par 265. By winning he became the first player to win three successive Pac-10 Championships. Other records he has broken include the scoring average for the Arizona State University, previously held by Phil Mickelson..

Career Victories

European Tour
4 - 2001 Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship, 2003 ANZ Championship, Benson & Hedges International, 2005 TCL Classic.

Other
2004 WGC-World Cup with Luke Donald

Career Summary

2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.67 (Ranked T28th); money ?760,692 and 472,967 (ranked 22nd); winner Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship.

2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 15; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.15 (Ranked T36th); money ?475,848 and 303,407 (ranked 46th); T3rd, Linde German Masters.

2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 22; top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average 70.06 (Ranked 3rd); money ?1,360,456 and 948,522 (ranked 6th); Winner ANZ Championship & Benson and Hedges International.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; Rounds Played - 16; in money - 5; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $363,450 Rank (155th - unofficial); Best finish: T-8th at the American Express Championship.

2004 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.61 (Ranked 11th); money ?1,222,565 and 845,434 (ranked 14th); best finish: ANZ Championship, The Celtic Manor Wales Open.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 11; Rounds Played - 31; in money - 7; top -10 Finishes - 2; money $517,939 Rank (140th); Best finish: T6th Masters.

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