Paul Casey was born on this day in 1977. An English golfer who is a member of the world’s top two professional golf tours, the US-based PGA Tour and the European Tour. In 2009 he achieved his highest position, third, in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Casey was born in Cheltenham, but moved with his family to Weybridge, Surrey at the age of six. After attending Cleves School, Weybridge and then Hampton School, he studied A levels at Strode’s College, Egham. He then took a golf scholarship at Arizona State University.
Casey joined the European Tour in May 2001 and recorded a second in his fifth event and a win in his eleventh, the Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship, ending that season 22nd on the order of merit and collecting the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award.
Casey earned his first PGA Tour win on 5 April 2009 by defeating J. B. Holmes in a one-hole playoff at the Shell Houston Open. This win took him to No. 6 in the Official World Golf Ranking.[