Winner’s Circle: Casey Goes Back-to-Back at Valspar Championship

Paul Casey Wins Valspar Championship
Paul Casey poses with the trophy after winning the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook's Copperhead Course on Mar 24, 2019 in Palm Harbor, FL. Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

Paul Casey shot a final-round 72 at Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course to repeat at the Valspar Championship.

Casey finished his final day in Palm Harbor, Florida with four birdies against five bogeys to settle in at 8-under par, one clear of Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Kokrak.

Paul Casey Wins Valspar Championship
Paul Casey poses with the trophy after winning the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course on Mar 24, 2019 in Palm Harbor, FL. Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

The win was Casey’s third of his PGA Tour career, two of which occurred in the past year – both at Innisbrook.


PRO-FILE

Nationality: England
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 185 lb
Birthdate: July 21, 1977 (age 41)
Native: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Resides: Scottsdale, Arizona
College: Arizona State
Primary Sponsor: Nike
Equipment: Taylormade


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FINAL TOP-5 FINISHERS

Pos-Player-Score (Final Rd)
1. Paul Casey -8 (+1)
2. Louis Oosthuizen -7 (-2)
2. Jason Kokrak -7 (E)
4. Bubba Watson -6 (-3)
4. Sungjae Im -6 (-1)


CASEY: ROUND BY ROUND

Rd 1: (-1, 70) -1, T29
Rd 2: (-5, 66) -6, T1
Rd 3: (-3, 68) -9, 1st
Rd 4: (+1, 72) -8, 1st


CASEY’S STATS

Driving: 306.6 yards (11th)
Fairways: 35/52, 67.3% (9th)
Greens: 46/72, 63.9% (4th)
Putts: 1.652 (5th)
Scoring: 1 Eagle, 18 Birdies, 41 Pars, 12 Bogeys


CASEY’S 2019 PGA TOUR SEASON

Starts: 10
Cuts Made: 8
Wins: 1 (Valspar Championship)
Additional Top 10s: 2
Money: $3,032,473 (4th)
Points: 1,193 (4th)
World Rank Before/After: 15th/11th


CAREER VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 3
2019 Valspar Championship
2018 Valspar Championship
2009 Shell Houston Open

European Tour: 13
2014 KLM Open
2013 The Irish Open
2011 Volvo Golf Champions
2009 BMW PGA Championship
2009 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
2007 Abu Dhabi Golf Championship
2006 HSBC World Match Play Championship
2006 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles
2005 Volvo China Open
2005 TCL Classic
2003 Benson & Hedges International Open
2003 ANZ Championship
2001 Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship


CASEY’S FINAL-ROUND HIGHLIGHTS


Credit: PGA TOUR Media


EARNINGS

With his win, Casey earned $1,206,000 and 500 points to move to No. 4 on both the money list and FedExCup standings.

TOP-5 MONEY LEADERS
1. Rory McIlroy – $4,580,008
2. Xander Schauffele – $3,530,861
3. Matt Kuchar – $3,126,308
4. Paul Casey – $3,032,473
5. Dustin Johnson – $3,004,052


WORLD RANKING

Casey received 50 OWGR points, and will move from No. 15 to No. 11 in the Official World Golf Rankings following this victory.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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