Paul Casey is a professional golfer from England with a career-high Official World Golf Ranking of No.3, which he reached in May 2009. He has 21 professional wins, 15 of those on the European Tour. As of 2022, he plays in the LIV Golf series.
Player Profile and Amateur Career
Paul Alexander Casey was born on July 27, 1977, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. He currently splits his time between Weybridge, Surrey, England, and Scottsdale, Arizona in the United States. He stands 178 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 82 kg.
He received a golf scholarship at Arizona State University. While there, he won three Pac-12 Championships. He also won the English Amateur twice and was part of Great Britain and Irish team that won the Walker Cup in 1999.
He turned professional in 2000 and 2001, he joined the European Tour. His first win was at the Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship. He later won the 2003 ANZ Championship. One of the biggest wins in his European Tour career was the 2009 BMW PGA Championship.
Also in 2009, he won his first PGA Tour event, winning the Shell Houston Open. He beat JB Holmes in the Playoff. From this time to 2018, he won three more titles on the European Tour. Also that year, he won the Valspar Championship for the first time. He defended his title in 2019. In the same year, he won the Porsche European Open. In 2021, he won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.
In July 2022, he joined the LIV Golf Series. He finished in sixth place in his first tournament with the tour.
Number of Wins by Tour
- PGA Tour - 3
- European Tour - 15
- Asian Tour - 2
- PGA Tour of Australasia - 1
- Other - 3
Best Results in Major Championships
- Masters Tournament - T4: 2016
- PGA Championship - T2: 2020
- U.S. Open - T7: 2021
- The Open Championship - T3: 2010
- Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year
- European Tour Golfer of the Year -2006