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On the Casey

I was delighted that Paul Casey, such a pleasant but underrated golfer successfully defended the Valspar at Copperhead not least because I had backed him at 25-1.

With Jason Kokrak finishing in the top ten this was a good weekend for me.

Casey is 41 now, looks trim and usually features high up the leaderboard. He opted for the USPGA which had cost him his Ryder Cup spot.

The European Tour is more accommodating to Rory McIlroy but Casey was recalled for the Ryder Cup in Paris this year. He always seems to have a smile on his face, refused to go to Saudi for their National and is an ambassador for good causes.

He had to hold off the challenge of Kokrak, Oosthuizen and Dustin Johnson.

When he bogeyed the 17th I had a vision of a play-off with the former two. On the eighteenth the third of the snake pit holes he hit a handsome drive, pitched in to the heart of the green and took 2 putts to win the trophy. With Rory winning at Sawgrass and Luke Donald finishing ninth the Brits have certainly been dominating the USPGA this year.

About John Pargiter

John Pargiter’s biggest claim to fame is his first-ever work experience job, as ‘legs’ (or runner) for Henry Longhurst. For many years he worked in insurance at Lloyds. After retiring he has returned to his favourite sport of golf and is a keen recreational sailor and grandparent. More Posts