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Born: 21 July 1977
Birthplace: Cheltenham, England.
College: Arizona State University
Resides: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 18
Other wins: 3
Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: No
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Paul is a multiple European Tour champion and also has three PGA tour titles. He now plays most of his golf Stateside. He had a relatively quiet 2020 apart from a 2nd place finish at the PGA Championship. He has started 2021 brightly with a win in Dubai in January.
In 2019, Casey won the Porsche European Open and the Valspar Championship - he defended the Valspar after winning it in 2018. Casey was in a habit of throwing away tournaments in his grasp but has since become more clinical in the mix.
Casey is an extremely solid driver of the ball which means he can contend anywhere. He will be aiming to bag his maiden major in the next few years before he starts to decline.
SG: OFF THE TEE
SG: AROUND THE GREEN
Pressure Performance Analysis
Paul trailed by three shots with a round to go at the AT&T pebble Beach Pro-Am. A 68 saw him move up from 7th to 5th.
Took a 1 shot lead into the final round of the Dubai Desert Classic and shot 70 to win by 4 shots. It was an excellent performance.
Started the final round of the PGA Championship 2 shots behind Dustin Johnson. Shot 66 to finish 2nd to Collin Morikawa who shot 64, a decent effort.
Began final round 1 shot back of Bernd Ritthammer and Robert McIntyre. Shot 66 to win by 1 shot over both who shot 68.
Led by 1 shot over Dustin Johnson at Valspar Championship. Shot 72 to win by 1 shot over Jason Kokrak.
We have set his GBC Pressure Performance Rating to 4 stars following four strong performances in a row.
Goes Well When
Last 5 wins have all been between -8 and -14. Unlike the earlier part of his career, appears to play his best golf when it's not a birdie fest.
Major and WGC Analysis
Paul's 2nd place at the PGA Championship was his first top 10 since the Masters in 2017. He had a run of finishes of 6-4-6-15 between 2015 and 2018 at Augusta but has underperformed there since. Three top 15 finishes in his last five attempts at the PGA Championship.
Strong record at the WGC - Mexico Championship with finishes of 11-3-12-16 in last 4 starts. Also has a strong WGC Matchplay record. Could win a WGC in the near future.
3-3. He has won twice on the European Tour and once on the PGA tour. He has lost his last two playoffs, both in America in 2015.
The American Express, 2021
Q. Last we saw you was the Masters a couple months ago. You said you were playing golf at home in Arizona. Anything you've been working on?
PAUL CASEY: I've been working on lots. I've been working on lots. It's probably the best -- what have I been working on? I don't know, everything, basically. But it's been one of the better off-seasons I've had in a long, long time, and you never know what that sort of parlays into for a season, but I feel really good about the golf game. So we'll see.