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

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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.

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