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Profile: Paul Casey

Paul Casey
  • Birthplace: Cheltenham, England
  • Residence: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA; UK - Weybridge
  • Birthdate: 21 Jul 1977
  • Age: 27
  • Turned Professional: 2000

Ryder Cup Record


Career Victories

European Tour

3 - 2001 Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship, 2003 ANZ Championship, Benson and Hedges International Open.

Player Notes

Paul Casey is one of The European Tour's rising stars who comes into his first Ryder Cup with a notable match play record.

As a Member of the victorious Great Britain and Ireland Team in 1999, Casey became one of only three players in Walker Cup history to have scored four out of a possible four points in the same year. The other two to have achieved that landmark are Casey's partner from the 1999 Matches, Luke Donald, along with Scotland's Andrew Oldcorn.

Casey graduated to the professional ranks on the back of that phenomenal record and has now progressed to the pinnacle of team events in golf as a result of his progress through the ranks in the past four years.

In that time, the 27 year old has notched three career victories on The European Tour - at the 2001 Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship, the 2003 ANZ Championship and the Benson and Hedges International Open, also in 2003.

In 2004, he came close to his first Major title at the Masters Tournament, where his tie for sixth place at Augusta National gave him a taste for the big occasion and a feel for the type of tight fairways and electric greens that The European Team are sure to encounter at Oakland Hills Country Club.

As well as his remarkable Walker Cup record, Casey has been there and done it in the match play format at the Seve Trophy, playing eight matches over two years and winning half of those games.


Began the 2003 season in sensational fashion with two victories, the first in the ANZ Championship at New South Wales Golf Club in Sydney where he carded a final round 71 to finish on 45 points under the modified stableford system, the second in the final Benson and Hedges International Open at The De Vere Belfry where he won by four shots. The latter victory was an appropriate one for it came at the site of where he made his European Tour debut and where he finished tied 12th in the 2001 Benson and Hedges International Open. Secured his card six weeks later when finishing runner-up to Andrew Coltart in The Great North Open before winning his maiden title in the Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship in August. Finishing 22nd on the Volvo Order of Merit helped him win the 2001 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year. Coached by Peter Kostis, his amateur highlight came when he was one of the stalwarts of Great Britain and Ireland's Walker Cup victory at Nairn in 1999, becoming one of only three players in 77 years to record four victories without a defeat. He won the English Amateur Championship and in his American college phase, won the Pac-10 Championship back-to-back in 1999 and 2000. Victory in the 2000 Pac-10 Championship broke the scoring record held by Tiger Woods (18 under par) with a 23 under par 265. By winning he became the first player to win three successive Pac-10 Championships. Other records he has broken include the scoring average for the Arizona State University, previously held by Phil Mickelson.

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