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2018 US Open Golf: Paul Casey Analysis

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About player
Date of birth: 21 July 1977
Birth place: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Professional wins: 17
Residence: Weybridge, Surrey, England
KEY STATISTICS
Turned professional Won: 2000
Current tour(s) PGA Tour (joined 2005)
PGA Tour: 1
European Tour: 13

Born Paul Alexander Casey in 1977 in Cheltenham, the professional golfer achieved an all-time career high of position 3 ranking by the Official World Golf Ranking in 2009. He currently plays on the PGA Tour.

Amateur Career

Casey had a distinguished amateur career. He played his collegiate golf at Arizona State University. He won the Pac-10 Tournament for three consecutive times, which was in 1998, 1999 and 2000. He made history by breaking Tiger Woods’ championship scoring record after hitting a score of 23 under par 265. He took the win for English Amateur 1999 and 2000 editions.

Professional Career

Paul Casey turned professional and joined the European tour in 2001 where he won in the 11th event, which was the Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship. That year, he bagged the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award. When he competed in his first Masters, he took position 6, and then tried for the PGA Tour after qualifying. Even though he focused most his attention on playing on the Europe Tour, he returned to play on the PGA Tour in 2009.

The professional golfer has featured extensively on the Official World Golf Ranking, and at one time, he was the highest ranked English golfer. Casey achieved his all-time career high in 2007 when he managed position 13 in the world rankings.

Paul Casey won his first PGA Tour at the 2009 edition of the Shell Houston Open. This win propelled him to position 6 in the world ranking. In 2013, the professional golfer recorded his 12th European Tour title at the Irish Open. He won his 13th European Tour title at the KLM Open in Netherlands. This was the golfer’s first victory in the 2014 season. The professional golfer competed at the Northern Trust Open and finished with a tie for position 2.

Paul Casey’s extensive career in golf has seen him bag 5 amateur wins and 17 professional wins.