|Full name||Paul Alexander Casey|
21 July 1977 |
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)|
|Residence||Weybridge, Surrey, England
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
|College||Arizona State University|
|Turned professional||November 2000|
|Current tour(s)||European Tour (joined 2001)
PGA Tour (joined 2005)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in Major Championships
|Masters Tournament||T6: 2004|
|U.S. Open||T10: 2007|
|The Open Championship||T3: 2010|
|PGA Championship||T12: 2010|
|Achievements and awards|
Player of the Year
|Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
Paul Alexander Casey (born 21 July 1977) is an English golfer who is a member of the world's top two professional golf tours, the U.S.-based PGA Tour and the European Tour. In 2009 he achieved his highest position, third, in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Casey was born in Cheltenham, but moved with his family to Weybridge, Surrey at the age of six. After attending Cleves School, Weybridge and then Hampton School, he studied A levels at Strode's College, Egham. He then took a golf scholarship at Arizona State University.
His amateur career was distinguished. In the U.S. he was the first man to win three consecutive Pac-10 Championships (1998, 1999 and 2000). In 2000 he broke the championship scoring record held by Tiger Woods (18 under par) with a 23 under par 265. Back on the other side of the Atlantic he won the English Amateur in 1999 and 2000. He was also a member of Great Britain and Ireland's winning 1999 Walker Cup team, where he was only the third player in seventy seven years to record four victories without a single defeat.
Casey joined the European Tour in May 2001 and recorded a second in his fifth event and a win in his eleventh, the Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship, ending that season 22nd on the order of merit and collecting the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award. After a disappointing second season he won the ANZ Championship and the Benson and Hedges International Open in 2003, and came sixth on the Order of Merit.
Casey did not win any individual titles in 2004, but he was a member of the victorious European Ryder Cup team and also won the WGC-World Cup for England in partnership with Luke Donald. Another highlight of his year was a sixth place finish in his first Masters. He joined the PGA Tour shortly afterwards as a Special Temporary Member and his membership of the 2004 European Ryder Cup Team qualified him for membership of the U.S. based tour for the 2005 season. However he continues to play mainly in Europe, and was the leader of the European Tour Order of Merit in 2006, until Pádraig Harrington overtook him in the final event. He re-joined the PGA Tour in 2009.
In 2006, Casey won the HSBC World Match Play Championship at Wentworth, beating Shaun Micheel 10 and 8 in a record victory for the final. Casey became the only player in Ryder Cup history to win a foursome match with a hole-in-one on Saturday, 23 September 2006, in Ireland.
Casey sparked controversy in November 2004, when in an interview for the Sunday Times newspaper he reportedly said, of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, "Oh, we properly hate them. We wanted to beat them as badly as possible". Several leading American golfers, including Fred Funk and Davis Love III, publicly dismissed the controversy surrounding Casey as tabloid mischief. Casey later apologised saying the remarks were taken out of context and using the word "hate" was an error. Casey has an American coach (Peter Kostis) and girlfriend and says he "has nothing against America".
Casey won his milestone 10th event on the European Tour at the 2009 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, where he won by one stroke over Wentworth resident and fellow Englishman Ross Fisher. This win vaulted Casey to a career high of 3rd in the Official World Golf Ranking. He had been ranked at #41 at the beginning of 2009. Casey suffered a rib injury at the 2009 Open Championship, limited the amount of golf he could play in the second half of 2009.
Amateur wins (5) 
- 1998 Pac-10 Championship
- 1999 English Amateur, Pac-10 Championship
- 2000 English Amateur, Pac-10 Championship
Professional wins (14) 
PGA Tour wins (1) 
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||5 Apr 2009||Shell Houston Open||–11 (66-70-69-72=277)||Playoff||J. B. Holmes|
PGA Tour playoff record (1-0)
|2||2009||Shell Houston Open||J.B. Holmes||Won with bogey on first extra hole|
European Tour wins (11) 
1Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour
European Tour playoff record (2–1)
|1||2004||Celtic Manor Wales Open||Simon Khan||Lost to birdie on second extra hole|
|2||2005||TCL Classic||Paul McGinley||Won with birdie on second extra hole|
|3||2005 (2006 season)||Volvo China Open||Oliver Wilson||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
Other wins (2) 
Results in major championships 
|The Open Championship||CUT||CUT||T20||CUT||71||T27||T7||T47||T3||T54||CUT|
DNP = Did not play
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
- Starts – 38
- Wins – 0
- 2nd place finishes – 0
- 3rd place finishes – 1
- Top 3 finishes – 1
- Top 5 finishes – 1
- Top 10 finishes – 5
- Top 25 finishes – 11
- Missed cuts – 15
- Most consecutive cuts made – 9
- Longest streak of top-10s – 2
Results in World Golf Championship events 
|Accenture Match Play Championship||R64||R64||R64||R64||QF||R16|
|Accenture Match Play Championship||2||2||R32||DNP|
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.
Team appearances 
- Walker Cup (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 1999 (winners)
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 2000
- St Andrews Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 2000
- Ryder Cup (representing Europe): 2004 (winners), 2006 (winners), 2008
- WGC-World Cup (representing England): 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 (winners)
- Seve Trophy (representing Great Britain & Ireland): 2002 (winners), 2003 (winners), 2005 (winners), 2007 (winners)
See also 
- "Casey holds on for Wentworth win". BBC Sport. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2009.
- "Casey Set On No. 1; Third-ranked golfer looking to justify his spot". New York Daily News. 17 June 2009. p. 54.
- "Week 3 - Paul Casey Wins the Abu Dhabi Championship and Reaches World Number 13". Official World Golf Ranking. 22 January 2007. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
- "Casey apologises for 'hate' jibe". BBC Sport. 18 November 2004. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
- "Casey clinches maiden PGA victory". BBC Sport. 5 April 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2009.
- "Week 14 - Paul Casey Wins the Shell Houston Open and Jumps to World Number Six". Official World Golf Ranking. 5 April 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
- "Paul Casey wins first title for 20 months in Bahrain". BBC Sport. 30 January 2011. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
- "Paul Casey beats Jhonattan Vegas in skins game shootout". CBC Sports. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
- Official website
- Paul Casey at the European Tour official site
- Paul Casey at the PGA Tour official site
- Paul Casey at the Official World Golf Ranking official site