Paul Casey Mocks PGA Tour Peers as “Conspiracy Theorists” For Vaccine Concerns

Paul Casey
Paul Casey gives a thumbs up on the 6th hole during the first round of the RBC Heritage on April 15, 2021 at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Paul Casey seems to think that if we all get jabbed with the vaccine we’ll return to normal.

Just like 14 days to slow the spread. And 90 days to mask up.


Casey must have missed the part where the vaccination does not create immunity from the virus, reported by the New York Times.

Or that even with the vaccine you have to social distance and wear a mask, according to the CDC.

That’s normal? Or is it the new normal?

In addition to being naive, the 43-year old Englishman was also self-righteously smug when talking about the experimental vaccine.

After an ESPN reporter asked about the “vibe” among his PGA Tour peers, related to vaccines, Casey rolled his eyes, and snarked, “It’s interesting.

“I just walked through a room a minute ago where Phil Marburger (PGA Tour Veep) was talking to a bunch of players about the vaccine.”

For effect, Casey paused, looked above, then said, “I think microchips might have been mentioned in that conversation.

“I’m not sure.”

He chuckled after mocking his Tour mates, using a common smear tactic, usually reserved for politics. The idea is to focus on the most fringe idea/statement from the opposition, and then broad-brush that as the main reason for resistance to a specific policy.

Instead of your opposition having valid concerns, you simply label them “conspiracy theorists.”

Casey then virtue signaled, and closed with another jab at conspiracy theories:

“Look, I was happy to plow on and get the vaccine,” said Casey. “In fact my wife volunteered her time in Arizona so she could get it early, or as early as possible, and Arizona was quite speedy in opening up the vaccine.

“I’m happy with it. I’m somebody who’s — I believe in vaccines, although I’ve still got my nice Porsche mask I wear, as well. As much as I love them, I will be happy the day that disappears, as well.

He continued, “I know what I feel and I don’t know what the general consensus is on the Tour.

“In terms of guys wanting to get vaccinated, guys who don’t, conspiracy theories. I don’t know.

“All I know is that I think like a lot of people out there like the general public, we’re kind of getting to the point, we just want to crack on with things and get back to normal.”



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