Back injured and absent from tournaments for several months, Paul Casey has officially signed up with the LIV Golf Invitational Series and will be on Bryson DeChambeau's team at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster at the end of July.
Third in the Players Championship in March, the 44-year-old Englishman withdrew from each of the 3 WGC Match-Play matches two weeks later due to persistent back pain. He had not been able to take part in the first three Majors, namely the Masters, the PGA Championship and the US Open.
Paul Casey, situation
Paul Casey, winner of 21 tournaments since turning pro in 2000, has therefore decided that his return will be on Greg Norman's controversial circuit alongside his former Ryder Cup partners, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter among others.
In 2019, UNICEF ambassador, he refused to play Saudi International in Saudi Arabia citing political reasons. Anyone who tells you that sport is not politics is lying. Sport is a lot of politics and I have been able to realize this for many years.
I am proud to have made this choice
Paul Casey Two years later Casey had traveled to Jeddah and had explained that he had made a mistake in explaining this reversal. At the beginning of the year, he had already chosen to play an event of the Asian Tour, the Singapore Open on the Sentosa Golf Club course, rather than traveling to Abu Dhabi for the first Rolex Series tournament of the DP season.
World Tour. The following week in Dubai, he finished 12th in the Dubai Desert Classic. Based in the USA, the Englishman has played 5 Ryder Cups, the last time in 2021. An edition during which he was beaten in the 4 matches he took part in.
Former world number 3, he is currently 26th in the hierarchy. Originally from Cheltenham, he moved with his family to Weybridge, County Surrey at the age of six. Initially passionate about tennis, at the age of eleven he began to play golf. He attended Hampton School and then Strode's College, before earning a scholarship to Arizona State University.