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Paul Casey

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Start Position
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Current Position
To Par: -6
Total Strokes: 72 - 71 - 70 - 69 : 282
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Updated: Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 06:58 PM
  • Birthplace: Cheltenham, England
  • Residence: Scottsdale, AZ; Weybridge, England
  • Age: 33
  • Turned Pro: 2000

PGA TOUR Victories

(1) 2009,Shell Houston Open.

International Victories

(10): 2001 Gleneagles Scottish PGA. 2003 ANZ Championship [Eur], Benson and Hedges International Open [Eur]. 2005 TCL Classic [Eur]. 2006 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles [Eur], Volvo China Open [Eur], HSBC World Match Play [Eur]. 2007 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship [Eur]. 2009 Abu Dhabi Championship [Eur], BMW PGA Championship [Eur].

Other Victories

(1) 2004 World Golf Championships-World Cup [with Luke Donald].

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$1,518,295 (12)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

2-- World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. T4-- The Honda Classic. T6-- World Golf Championships-CA Championship. T10-- SBS Championship.

PGA TOUR Best Round

64 at Round 2, The Honda Classic.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Opened with a 3-under 70 before closing with 4-under 69s in the final three rounds to finish T10 in his first start at the SBS Championship...Runner-up for the second-consecutive year at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, losing to fellow Englishman Ian Poulter, 4 and 2, in the final. He was the third player to reach the Championship final in consecutive years, joining Tiger Woods (2003, 2004) and Geoff Ogilvy (2006, 2007). Won his first four matches by 5-and-4 margins before returning Sunday morning to defeat Camilo Villegas in a darkness-delayed semifinal, eventually winning at the 24th hole, the longest match of the week...Posted third top-10 finish of the year in as many starts with a T4 at The Honda Classic, set up by a second-round 6-under 64, equaling the Champion Course record...Earned fourth top-10 in four starts on TOUR with T6 at World Golf Championships-CA Championship.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Shell Houston Open.

2009 Season Highlights

Finished the season ranked No. 52 in the FedExCup standings, including three top-10 finishes and his first victory on the PGA TOUR (Shell Houston Open). Was injured midway through the season...Secured a second victory in three years at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on the European Tour, beating Louis Oosthuizen and Martin Kaymer by one stroke. Finished at a tournament-record, 21-under-par total...Became the first Englishman to reach the final of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, losing 4 and 3 to Geoff Ogilvy. Lost the opening hole of the final, marking the first time during the week he was behind in any match...Earned first PGA TOUR win with 11-under 277 at the Shell Houston Open when he defeated J.B. Holmes with a bogey on the first playoff hole after Holmes, who had finished 2 hours and 40 minutes ahead of him, hit his tee shot into the water hazard. It was his first appearance at the event and the victory was the first by a European at the Shell Houston Open...Finished fifth at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in first appearance the week after winning BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour. "Borrowed" Tim Wilkinson's caddie for the week when his regular caddie departed early in the week to be with his fiance, who required surgery after a bike accident...Bothered by a rib injury, didn't make a PGA TOUR start after the British Open in mid-July. Tried to return to the European Tour late in the year but opted to sit out.

Career Highlights

2009: Finished the season ranked No. 52 in the FedExCup standings, including three top-10 finishes and his first victory on the PGA TOUR (Shell Houston Open). Was injured midway through the season...Secured a second victory in three years at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship on the European Tour, beating Louis Oosthuizen and Martin Kaymer by one stroke. Finished at a tournament-record, 21-under-par total...Became the first Englishman to reach the final of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, losing 4 and 3 to Geoff Ogilvy. Lost the opening hole of the final, marking the first time during the week he was behind in any match...Earned first PGA TOUR win with 11-under 277 at the Shell Houston Open when he defeated J.B. Holmes with a bogey on the first playoff hole after Holmes, who had finished 2 hours and 40 minutes ahead of him, hit his tee shot into the water hazard. It was his first appearance at the event and the victory was the first by a European at the Shell Houston Open...Finished fifth at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in first appearance the week after winning BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour. "Borrowed" Tim Wilkinson's caddie for the week when his regular caddie departed early in the week to be with his fiance, who required surgery after a bike accident...Bothered by a rib injury, didn't make a PGA TOUR start after the British Open in mid-July. Tried to return to the European Tour late in the year but opted to sit out. 2008: Surpassed $1 million in earnings on the PGA TOUR for the first time in his career...Collected a career-high seven top-25 finishes, including top-15s in three of the four major championships (T11 Masters, T7 British Open and T15 PGA Championship)...Despite opening with an 8-over 78 at the British Open, fought his way back to a T7 finish, his best effort in a major championship since finishing T6 at the 2004 Masters...Finished T7 at The Barclays, where he was one stroke back through 54 holes in the first event in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. Finished the season No. 74 in the FedExCup standings...Went 0-1-2 in the Ryder Cup at Valhalla, including a halve with Hunter Mahan in Singles. 2007: Joined the PGA TOUR for 2008 by finishing in the top 125 on the nonmember money list...Aided by a 7-under 65, the low final round, won the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in the United Arab Emirates by a stroke over Peter Hanson...Finished T5 at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Lost to Geoff Ogilvy, 5 and 4, in the quarterfinals...Came back to finish T10 at the Masters Tournament after a first-round 79...Posted low round of the week (4-under-par 66) in second round at the U.S. Open at Oakmont CC en route to T10 finish. The 66 was one of just eight sub-70 rounds at Oakmont. 2006: Placed second on the European Tour Order of Merit behind Padraig Harrington...Beat Shaun Micheel 10 and 8 to win the HSBC World Match Play in Wentworth, England. Casey's third European Tour victory of the season moved him past David Howell to the top of the European Tour Order of Merit before Harrington overtook him in the final round of the Volvo Masters, the final event of 2006...Had a 2-0-2 record in Europe's victory over the U.S. in the Ryder Cup, with an ace on No. 14 that ended his foursomes match with fellow Englishman David Howell...Best PGA TOUR finish came in his seventh start, a T4 at the Bridgestone Invitational in August. 2005: Won for the fourth time on the European Tour in China at the TCL Classic where he beat Paul McGinley in a playoff. Helped him finish 39th on The European Tour Order of Merit...As a member of the PGA TOUR, his best finish in 10 starts was a T16 at the Ford Championship at Doral. 2004: 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...In first start at THE PLAYERS Championship, finished T10 to lead the 17 first-time participants...Finished T6 at the Masters in first appearance. Entered final round one back of co-leaders Chris DiMarco and Phil Mickelson, but shot 74...Shared the first-round lead with Thomas Levet (5-under 66) at the British Open in Scotland before finishing T20...Went 1-1 in the Europeans' Ryder Cup victory...Teamed with Luke Donald to win the World Golf Championship-World Cup in Spain in mid-November. 2003: Began season quickly with two victories outside the U.S., the first in the ANZ Championship at New South Wales GC in Sydney where he carded a final-round 71 to finish with 45 points under the Modified Stableford System, the second in the final Benson and Hedges International Open at the De Vere Belfry where he won by four shots...Top PGA TOUR finishes were a T10 at The INTERNATIONAL and T8 at the World Golf Championship-American Express Championship. 2001: Finishing 22nd on the European Tour's Volvo Order of Merit helped him win the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year. Amateur: One of the stalwarts of Great Britain and Ireland's Walker Cup victory at Narin in 1999, becoming one of only three players in 77 years to record four victories without a defeat...Won the English Amateur and the Pac-10 Championship at Arizona State back to back in 1999 and 2000. Victory in the 2000 Pac-10 Championships 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 Arizona State University, previously held by Phil Mickelson...Web site is paul-casey.com.

Personal

Coached by CBS golf analyst Peter Kostis...Began his own foundation in 2007 for junior golfers at Foxhills GC near London, the course he grew up playing. Tried for a tennis scholarship at Foxhills at age 10, was unsuccessful and then returned the next year to earn a golf scholarship. Foundation offers scholarships to needy junior golfers.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

1-0

Other Information

Finished T9 in the 2008 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. Defeated Robert Karlsson (2-up) and Bradley Dredge (2 and 1) before falling to K.J. Choi, 2-up, in the third round. Despite opening with an 8-over 78 at the British Open, fought his way back to a T7 finish, his best effort in a major championship since finishing T6 at the 2004 Masters. Third top-10 finish of the season was a T8 at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. Also finished T7 at The Barclays, where he was one stroke back through 54 holes in the first event in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. Went 0-1-2 in the Ryder Cup at Valhalla, including a halve with Hunter Mahan in Singles. Aided by a 7-under 65, the low final round, won the 2007 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship in the United Arab Emirates by a stroke over Peter Hanson. Finished T5 at the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, falling to Geoff Ogilvy, 5 and 4, in the quarterfinals. Came back to finish T10 at the Masters Tournament after a first-round 79. Posted low round of the week (4-under-par 66) in second round at the U.S. Open at Oakmont CC en route to T10 finish. The 66 was one of just eight sub-70 rounds at Oakmont. Joined Tiger Woods, Jerry Kelly, Justin Rose and David Toms with top-10s in first two majors of 2007. Placed second on the European Tour Order of Merit in 2006 behind Padraig Harrington. Beat Shaun Micheel 10 and 8 to win the HSBC World Match Play in Wentworth, England. Casey's third European Tour victory of the season moved him past David Howell to the top of the European Tour Order of Merit before Harrington overtook him in the final round of the Volvo Masters, the final event of 2006. Had a 2-0-2 record in Europe's victory over the U.S. in the Ryder Cup, with an ace on No. 14 that ended his foursomes match with fellow Englishman David Howell. Joined the PGA TOUR in late April 2004 as a Special Temporary Member and earned privileges for the 2005 season via making the 2004 Ryder Cup Team. In first start at THE PLAYERS Championship in 2004, finished T10 to lead the 17 first-time participants. Finished T6 at the 2004 Masters in first appearance. Entered final round one back of co-leaders Chris DiMarco and Phil Mickelson, but shot 74. Teamed with Luke Donald to win the 2004 World Cup in Spain. Rookie of the Year on the European Tour in 2001. Coached by CBS Sports golf analyst Peter Kostis, his amateur highlight came when he was one of the stalwarts of Great Britain and Ireland's Walker Cup victory at Narin in 1999, becoming one of only three players in 77 years to record four victories without a defeat. He won the English Amateur and the Pac-10 Championship at Arizona State back to back in 1999 and 2000. Victory in the 2000 Pac-10 Championships 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 at Arizona State, previously held by Phil Mickelson. Web site is paul-casey.com.

National Teams

Ryder Cup (3), 2004, 2006, 2008. World Cup (4), 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. Walker Cup (1), 1999. Seve Trophy (4), 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007.