Name:Paul Alexander Casey
Born:July 21, 1977 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.
Original/Home Club:Weybridge, Surrey.
Played as the Valspar Championship (March 21-24). Second-placed Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) and Jason Kokrak (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Casey (Eng). [Copperhead course, Innisbrook Resort, Palm Harbor, nr Tampa, FL].
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 8-11). Second-placed Patrick Reed (USA) and Tiger Woods (USA) finished 1 shot behind 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 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 Shell Houston Open (April 2-5). First-time PGA Tour winner Casey (Eng) beat J.B. Homes (USA) at the first playoff hole. [Tournament course, GC of Houston, Humble, TX. At the time known as Redstone GC].
Played as the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship (Jan 15-18; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Louis Oosthuizen (RSA) and defending champion Martin Kaymer (Ger) finished 1 shot behind Casey (Eng). [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].
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 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship (Jan 18-21; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) and Peter Hanson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Casey (Eng). [Abu Dhabi GC, UAE].
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 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].
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 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 Volvo China Open (Nov 24-27; Asian/Eurpn Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2006 season). Casey (Eng) beat fellow countryman Oliver Wilson (Eng) at the first playoff hole, after shooting a course record 65 in his final round. [Shenzhen GC, Shenzhen, Guangdong, 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 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.
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