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The Lead Position: It’s Casey After 54 Holes at the Travelers

A look at the numbers of Paul Casey, who leads the Travelers Championship after 54 holes of play. The 40-year old Englishman fired a tournament-low 62 to move to the top of the leaderboard at 16-under par, four shots clear of the field.

Along with Casey’s top-line statistics and performance on the different sets of holes, we look at his performance through TPC River Highlands’ “Golden Triangle” stretch (Nos. 15-17).

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PRO-FILE

Nationality: England
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 180 lb
Birthdate: July 21, 1977 (age 40)
Native: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Residence: Scottsdale, Arizona
College: Arizona State University
Primary Sponsor: Nike
Equipment: Mixed (TM Driver, Mizuno Irons, Vokey Wedges, Cameron Putter, Titleist Pro V1 Ball)


THE TOP 5

1. Paul Casey -16 (65-67-62)
2. Russell Henley -12 (66-65-67)
3. Brian Harman -11 (64-66-71)
3. J.B. Holmes -11 (66-68-65)
3. Anirban Lahiri -11 (67-67-65)


CASEY’S STATS

Position/Score: 1, -16 (65-67-62)
Driving: 298.1 yards (30th)
Fairways: 31/42, 73.8% (16th)
Greens: 47/54, 87.0% (2nd)
Putting: 77 putts, 1.638 (3rd)
Par 3s: -3 (3 Birdies, 9 Pars)
Par 4s: -11 (1 Eagle, 12 Birdies, 20 Pars, 3 Bogeys)
Par 5s: -2 (3 Birdies, 2 Pars, 1 Bogey)
Total Scoring: 1 Eagle, 18 Birdies, 31 Pars, 4 Bogeys
Golden Triangle: -6 (1 Eagle, 4 Birdies, 4 Pars)
Best Hole: Par-4 15th, -4 (Birdie-Birdie-Eagle)


CASEY’S 2018 SEASON

Starts: 12
Wins: 1 (Valspar Championship)
Top 10s: 4
Top 20s: 7
Missed-Cut: 1
Majors: Masters (T15), U.S. Open (T16)
Money: $2,732,620 (18th)
FedExCup: 1,103 (15th)
OWGR (Start 2018/Current): 14th/13th (+1)
Scoring Avg: 69.646 (8th)
European Tour Starts: Abu Dhabi (T9), BMW PGA (T20)


CASEY’S ROUND-3 HIGHLIGHTS


WHAT A WIN WOULD MEAN…

A win would be Casey’s second of the season, and he’d join Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Jason Day, Justin Rose, and Patton Kizzire as 2018’s only two-time winners.

In terms of world rankings, Casey would secure 58 OWGR points with a win in Hartford and move to either No. 9 or 10.

The cash payout here is $1.2m, so Casey would move from 18th ($2.7m) on the PGA Tour’s money list to inside the top 10 ($3.9m).

Finally, a victory would lock Casey in for the European Tour’s Ryder Cup team with only Justin Rose, Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy being ranked higher in the OWGR.

Jordan Thomas

Jordan Thomas is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor. He is mostly a degenerate gambler, making his way through college. But when not losing money at Draft Kings and Brovado, Jordan performs research, crunches numbers, compiles content, and writes quick-hit posts.

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