Player Name: Paul Casey
Paul Casey was born in Cheltenham, England on 21st July 1977. He studied A levels in the U.K. but then
took a golf scholarship at Arizona State University as golf scholarships are not available throughout the British university system. In the U.S. he was the first man to win three consecutive Pac-10 Championships (1998, 1999 and 2000). In 2000 he even broke the championship scoring record held by Tiger Woods.
Casey joined the European Tour in May 2001 and recorded a second in his fifth event and a win in his eleventh at the Gleneagles PGA Championship, ending that season 22nd on the Order of Merit and collecting the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award. After a disappointing second season he won the ANZ Championship and the Benson and Hedges International Open in 2003, and came sixth on the Order of Merit.
Casey has featured in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings and was the highest ranked Englishman for a time. In January 2007 he reached a career high of thirteenth in the rankings.