Paul Casey crayfished from the Dell Match Play early in his game on Friday with Jason Day as for illness.
This decision drives Day into Saturday’s elimination round of sixteen and gives him tough rest after he hurt his back late in his first match on Wednesday.
Paul had won the 1st two holes against Day and he was still two up after 4. But Day won the next 2, and Paul was not able to carry on and withdrew. Casey had lost his 1st game to Thongchai Jaidee on Wednesday and battled back late to connect Graeme McDowell on Thursday.
Casey was runner-up in the event in the year 2009 and in 2010. He lost to Rory in the quarterfinals in 2015. Daniel Berger, on Friday, withdrew before his final round because of a left wrist wound endured on the eighteenth hole the earlier day.
Paul Casey is hopeful to play at the upcoming Ryder Cup this year and he is quite desperate in his current mission.
However, he has not earned the qualifying points to take part in the prestigious championship & he has faint possibilities to rejoin European Tour timely that further lessens his chances to qualify.
Just the Tour members are allowed to play at Ryder Cup & Paul has already given up his membership 4 months back as he wanted to concentrate on PGA Tour with the bid to secure a berth with world top 50.
This move has forced the erstwhile # 3 to lose out on play-off in Northern Trust Open & he finished joint 3rd at Honda Classic that pushed his rank to 44.
However, even in case he rejoins European Tour prior to 1sr May deadline for the needed Ryder Cup eligibility, he would have to struggle to take part in 13 events necessary for membership. Ryder Cup would start at August this year.
“It was kind of straightforward while I was one among top ten playing both the tours”, stated Casey prior to his 1st appearance in Masters since 2012. (more…)
Paul Casey is a professional golfer who hails from England and is a part of both the European Tour and the US PGA Tour – the two premier golfing tours in the world and is a former world number three, the highest ranking he has achieved till date in the Official Golf World Rankings.
Casey had a very distinguished career as an amateur, becoming the first man to win three straight Pac 10 Championships in the United States, a feat he achieved between 1998 and 2000. He also won the English Amateur in England in 1999 and 2000. He was a member of the Great Britain and Ireland side that won the Walker Cup in 1999 where he became only the third player in the 77 year history of the tournament to win all four of his matches.
Having become a member of the European Tour in 2001, he won his first title in his eleventh event as a member when he secured victory at the Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship. He also won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award that year. Paul Casey was a member of the European team that won the Ryder Cup in 2004. (more…)