Who's who: Paul Casey

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Who's who: Paul Casey

  • Name:

    Paul Alexander Casey
  • Country:

    England
  • Born:

    July 21, 1977 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Weybridge, Surrey.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2000
  • Website:

    https://www.paul-casey.com

Roll of Honour

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).

Did you know?

A two-time winner of the English Amateur Championship, and former student at Arizona State University, Casey became one of the established stars of the European Tour, and prominent Ryder Cup player. At one time he was also one of the Tour's longest drivers, averaging well over 300 yards.

Casey enjoyed notable victories on the European Tour (15) and PGA Tour (3), as well as recording several other international tour wins. In 2022, aged 44, he was enticed onto Greg Norman's "rebel" LIV Golf series, alongside a few other well-known but mainly "ageing" golf stars, and an abundance of lower-ranked "unknowns". (LIV Golf is a Saudi Arabian-bankrolled breakaway rival to the main international tours. It is based on limited-field 54-hole events, with massive prize funds, guaranteed payouts and, for some, eye-watering signing-on bonuses).

Top tournaments won by Paul Casey

2021
Europe
271 (-17)
US$541,660
Omega

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

US$541,660

Title sponsor

Omega

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].

2019
Europe
274 (-14)
€333,330
Porsche

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

Porsche

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].

2019
America
276 (-8)
$1,206,000
Valspar

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$1,206,000

Title sponsor

Valspar

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].

2018
America
274 (-10)
$1,170,000
Valspar

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$1,170,000

Title sponsor

Valspar

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].

2014
Europe
266 (-14)
€300,000
KLM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

€300,000

Title sponsor

KLM

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].

2013
Europe
274 (-18)
€333,330
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

274 (-18)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

x

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].

2011
Europe
268 (-20)
€283,330
Volvo

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

€283,330

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

2011
Asia
Jack Nicklaus GC, Kor.
288 (E)
KRW 200mill
Shinhan Financial

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Venue

Jack Nicklaus GC, Kor.

Score

288 (E)

Prize money

KRW 200mill

Title sponsor

Shinhan Financial

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].

2009
Europe
271 (-17)
€750,000
BMW

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€750,000

Title sponsor

BMW

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].

2009
America
277 (-11)
$1,008,000
Shell

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$1,008,000

Title sponsor

Shell

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].

2009
Europe
267 (-21)
€245,122
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

€245,122

Title sponsor

x

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].

2007
Europe
271 (-17)
€257,876
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

€257,876

Title sponsor

x

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].

2006
Europe
10 & 8
£1,000,000
HSBC

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

10 & 8

Prize money

£1,000,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

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].

2006
Awards
x
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

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.

2006
Europe
276 (-16)
€341,667
Johnnie Walker

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

276 (-16)

Prize money

€341,667

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

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].

2005
Asia
275 (-13)
US$216,660
Volvo

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

US$216,660

Title sponsor

Volvo

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].

2005
Asia
266 (-22)
US$166,660
TCL Corp.

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

US$166,660

Title sponsor

TCL Corp.

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].

2003
Aus/NZ
45 pts
€181,000
ANZ Bank

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

45 pts

Prize money

€181,000

Title sponsor

ANZ Bank

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].

2003
Europe
277 (-11)
€262,227
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

€262,227

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€263,034

Title sponsor

x

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].

2001
Awards
€760,692
see Score
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Casey, Paul

Venue

Score

€760,692

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

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.

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