Name:Paul Alexander Casey
Born:July 21, 1977 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.
Original/Home Club:Weybridge, Surrey.
Ryder Cup player (2004, '06, '08, '18, '21). Walker Cup player (1999). Multiple wins on the European, US PGA and other international tours. European Tour Rookie of the Year (2001).
Previously a student at the Arizona State University, Casey is one of the established stars of the European Tour and also one of its longest drivers, averaging well over 300 yards.
Played as the Omega Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 28-31; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Brandon Stone (RSA) finished 4 shots behind Paul Casey (Eng), who recorded his 15th European Tour win. [Majlis course, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE].
Played as the Porsche European Open (Sep 5-8). Second-placed Robert MacIntyre (Scot), Bernd Ritthammer (Ger) and Matthias Schwab (Aut) finished 1 shot behind Casey (Eng), who recorded his first European Tour win for five years. [Green Eagle GC, Winsen, nr Hamburg, Germany].
Played as the Valspar Championship (March 21-24). Second-placed Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) and Jason Kokrak (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Paul Casey (Eng). [Copperhead course, Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].
Played as the Valspar Championship (March 8-11). Second-placed Patrick Reed (USA) and Tiger Woods (USA) finished 1 shot behind Paul Casey (Eng), who recorded his second PGA Tour win and first since 2009. [Copperhead course, Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].
Played as the KLM Open (Sept 11-14). Second-placed Simon Dyson (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Casey (Eng), who claimed his 13th European Tour title. [Kennemer G&CC, Zandvoort, Netherlands].
Played as the Irish Open (June 27-30). Second-placed Robert Rock (Eng) and Joost Luiten (Nld) finished 3 shots behind Casey (Eng). This was Casey's first win for two and a half years, following a ski accident in which he broke his collarbone. [Montgomerie Course, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare].
Played as the inaugural Volvo Golf Champions (Jan 27-30; moved to S Africa in 2012). Second-placed Peter Hanson (Swe) and Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) finished 1 shot behind Paul Casey (Eng). [Montgomerie course, The Royal GC, Bahrain].
Played as the Shinhan Donghae Open (Sept 29-Oct 2; Korean Tr event). Second-placed Sung-hoon Kang (S Kor) and Kyung-tae Kim (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind first-time Korean Tour winner Casey (Eng). [Jack Nicklaus GC, Songdo, Incheon, S Korea].
Played as the BMW PGA Championship (May 21-24). Second-placed Ross Fisher (Eng; from the Wentworth Club) finished 1 shot behind Casey (Eng). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 2-5). 31-year-old Paul Casey (Eng) beat J.B. Homes (USA) at the first playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].
Played as the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship (Jan 15-18; European Tour event). Second-placed Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) and defending champion Martin Kaymer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Paul Casey (Eng), who won this event for the second time in three years. [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].
Played as the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship (Jan 18-21; European Tour event). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) and Peter Hanson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Paul Casey (Eng). [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].
Played as the HSBC World Match Play Championship (Sept 14-17). Casey (Eng) beat Shaun Micheel (USA) by a tournament record score of 10 and 8 in the 36-hole final. Casey was playing in this event for the first time. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Casey (Eng) won the European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, determined by a panel of representatives from the European Tour, golf writers, and TV and radio commentators.
Played as the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles (June 22-25). Second-placed Søren Hansen (Den) and Andrew Marshall (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Casey (Eng). [PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles, Perthshire].
Played as the Volvo China Open (Nov 24-27; Asian/European Tours event; Eurpn Tr 2006 season). Paul Casey (Eng) beat fellow countryman Oliver Wilson (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. Casey shoot a course record 65 (-7) in his final round. [Shenzhen GC, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China].
Played as the TCL Classic (March 17-20; Asian/Eurpn Trs event; last played in 2002). Casey (Eng) beat Paul McGinley (Ire) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record his first Asian Tour win. [Yalong Bay GC, Sanya, Hainan Island, China].
Played as the ANZ Championship (Feb 6-9; Aus/Eurpn Trs event; modified stableford format). Second-placed Stuart Appleby (Aus) and Nick O'Hern (Aus) finished 4 points behind Paul Casey (Eng), who recorded his second European Tour win. [New South Wales GC, La Perouse, Sydney, NSW].
Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open (May 8-11). Second-placed Padraig Harrington (Ire) finished 4 shots behind Casey (Eng). The last B&H International, a victim of an EU ban on advertising in sport by tobacco companies. [Brabazon course, The Belfry, Wishaw, nr Birmingham].
Played as the Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship (Aug 23-26). Second-placed Alex Čejka (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Casey (Eng). [PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles, Perthshire].
Casey (Eng) won the European Tour 2001 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Casey finished 22nd on the Tour's Order of Merit, with earnings of €760,692.
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
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New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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