Paul Casey, England

In a career spanning over a decade, English professional golfer Paul Casey has become a firm favorite amongst fans of the sport and fellow players with his exhilarating skills and consistent performance levels.

Born in Cheltenham, England in July 1977, Casey was serious about his golf game from an early age and accepted a golf scholarship to Arizona State University. Upon graduation he enjoyed a thrilling and distinguished amateur career, which saw him break the champion scoring record held by Tiger Woods in 2000 with a 23-under-par 265.

Casey also became the first man to triumph at three consecutive Pac-10 Championships, as well as victories at the English Amateur and a membership on Great Britain and Ireland’s winning side at the Walker Cup in 1999.

The talented golfer turned professional in 2000 and became a member of the European Tour in 2001. Casey’s early career got off to an impressive start. With the Nike player securing his first win at the Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship as well as winning the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award.

Casey has recorded a number of achievements in the world of professional golf, including a spot in the victorious 2004 European Ryder Cup squad, along with the WGC-World Cup for England with compatriot and former world number one Luke Donald.

In 2009 Casey won his first PGA Tour title at the Shell Houston Open. But his most notable of European Tour victories came that year in his home county of Surrey at the BMW PGA Championship. Here, Casey held off compatriot Ross Fisher to take the top spot at the highly prestigious tournament. Landing the win with a seven-foot putt on the 72nd hole of the competition for a one-shot victory that elevated him to number three in the official world rankings.

“I have always wanted to get my name on this trophy because of all the great names,” Casey said afterwards, referencing players like Nick Faldo and Seve Ballesteros. “This course is where I got the big love for the game, so it feels great to win here.”

In 2011 Casey put a 20-month dry spell well behind him to win the inaugural Volvo Golf Champions. While many at the time suggested his triumph at the Royal Golf Club may have been the start of a more promising future, Casey was hit with a bout of bad news after he dislocated his right shoulder while snowboarding in California soon after.

After a two-year winless streak due to injury and fitness problems, Casey won his 12th European Tour title at the Irish Open in June 2013.

In September 2014 Casey won again at the KLM Open in the Netherlands.

Career Wins:

2001 – Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship
2003 – ANZ Championship
2003 – Benson & Hedges International Open
2005 – TCL Classic
2005 – Volvo China Open
2006 – Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles
2006 – HSBC World Match Play Championship
2007 – Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
2009 – Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
2009 – Shell Houston Open
2009 – BMW PGA Championship
2011 – Volvo Golf Champions
2013 – The Irish Open
2014 – KLM Open
2018 - Valspar Championship
2019 - Valspar Championship

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