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Paul Casey

Paul Casey: Player Profile

 

Who is Paul Casey?

Paul Casey is one of England’s finest golfers in the 21st Century, with 21 professional wins including 15 on the DP World Tour.

Casey was born in July 1977 in Cheltenham, before moving to Surrey where he grew up playing the game at Foxhills. He went on to play collegiate golf at Arizona State University, winning three consecutive Pac-12 Championships and breaking the scoring record by an incredible five shots. 

After graduating in 2000, he immediately became a star on the European (now DP World) Tour. He was the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 2001, his first full season on the tour, thanks to his maiden victory. The Englishman has gone on to win 15 times on the DP World Tour, along with three wins on the PGA Tour. He now plies his trade in the LIV Golf League, playing for Bryson DeChambeau’s Crushers GC, winning the LIV Golf Team Championship with the quartet in 2023. 

Along the team lines, Casey has featured five times for Europe in the Ryder Cup, and is one of just six men to have ever made an ace in the competition. He also represented England in the WGC-World Cup, winning the tournament in 2004, along with playing for Great Britain at the postponed Tokyo Olympics. 

Paul Casey | An Overview

Personal Information

Name: Paul Alexander Casey
Born: July 21, 1977
Nationality: England
Residence: Weybridge, Surrey, England / Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Career

College: Arizona State University
Turned Pro: 2000
Professional Wins: 21
Highest World Ranking: 3 – May 24, 2009

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
– Masters Tournament – T4 (2016)
– PGA Championship – T2 (2020)
– US Open – T7 (2021)
Open Championship – T3 (2010)

Professional Wins – 21

2001 (1) – Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship
2003 (2) – ANZ Championship, Benson & Hedges International Open
2004 (1) – WGC-World Cup of Golf
2005 (2) – TCL Classic, Volvo China Open
2006 (2) – Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, HSBC World Match Play Championship
2007 (1) – Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
2009 (3) – Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, Shell Houston Open, BMW PGA Championship
2011 (2) – Volvo Golf Champions, Shinhan Donghae Open
2012 (1) – Telus Skins Game
2013 (1) – Irish Open
2014 (1) – KLM Open
2018 (1) – Valspar Championship
2019 (2) – Valspar Championship, Porsche European Open
2021 (1) – Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Achievements and Awards

Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year – 2001
European Tour Golfer of the Year – 2006

Paul Casey | What’s In His Bag?

Casey’s efforts on the LIV Golf League are with a mixture of Titleist and Mizuno clubs. The Englishman plays a TSi3 driver, along with TSi2 fairway woods. He then has a range of Mizuno irons, including JPXs and MP-5s. A trio of Vokey wedges and a Scotty Cameron putter complete his bag. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Paul Casey

When and where was Paul Casey born?

Paul Casey was born in Cheltenham, England in July 1977, before moving to Surrey when he was six. He took up the game at a young age through his father, playing at Foxhills.

When did Paul Casey turn professional?

Paul Casey turned professional in 2000 after graduating from Arizona State University where he had played three years of collegiate golf. 

How many DP World Tour titles has Paul Casey won?

As of March 2024, Paul Casey is a 15-time winner on the DP World Tour. Those victories span a 20-year period from 2001 to 2021, and include the tour’s flagship event – the BMW PGA Championship. He also has a World Golf Championships win and three PGA Tour victories during his career.

Who is Paul Casey dating/married to?

Paul Casey is married to Pollyanna Woodward, a British television presenter. They met in 2011 and got married four years later. The pair have two children – Lex and Astaria.

Did you Know?

European Tour Double

Casey is part of an elite club to have been named Rookie of the Year and Golfer of the Year on the European Tour. He was awarded the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 2001, before claiming the Golfer of the Year title five years later, after winning twice that season. 

Ryder Cup Ace to Win

Casey is one of six men to have hit a hole-in-one at a Ryder Cup. He did so in 2006 at the K Club, but his is unique. He is the only man to have won a match with an ace, winning the hole at the par 3 14th to win his match, alongside partner David Howell, 5 & 4.

Incredible Amateur Success

Casey went to the US on a golf scholarship, enjoying a successful collegiate career at Arizona State University. While there, he won the Pac-12 Championship in 1998, 1999 and 2000. He also broke the scoring record during his win in 2000, with a final total of 23-under par – five shots better than the previous record set by none other than Tiger Woods

British Olympian

Casey had the honour of representing Great Britain at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing in a tie for 3rd, but he was unable to win the seven-man playoff, as Taiwan’s C.T. Pan took the Bronze Medal.

Other Paul Casey Articles

Paul Casey reveals ‘breaking point’ leading to LIV Golf move

‘I would still have him be involved’: Which LIV Golf rebels would Paul Casey choose at the Ryder Cup?

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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