A closer look at Nike staff professional Paul Casey’s swing and how he generates such power.
“Won his 11th European Tour title in 2011 at the inaugural Volvo Golf Champions in Bahrain. Came close to winning his first WGC title in 2010 but was beaten in the final of the WGC-Accenture Match Play by compatriot Ian Poulter, and nearly won his first Major, only to finish tied third at The 139th Open Championship at St Andrews. Had another near miss at the BMW Championship on the US PGA Tour, where he was second, and finished the season strongly by coming tied sixth in both the WGC-HSBC Champions and the Dubai World Championship presented by DP World to contribute to a 12th place finish in The Race to Dubai. In 2009 he landed the biggest victory of the year at The European Tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship, and made his breakthrough on the US PGA Tour by winning the Shell Houston Open. Would have been a contender for The 2009 Race to Dubai title but a rib injury sidelined him for three months, recurring at the end of the year to force him to withdraw from the Dubai World Championship. Notched his third Ryder Cup appearance in 2008 but was overlooked by Captain Colin Montgomerie for a wild card pick in 2010. Also played in the Seve Trophy and the World Cup, which he won with Poulter in 2004. In 2006 produced some spectacular golf in finishing second on the Order of Merit and winning The 2006 European Tour Golfer of the Year and Shot of the Year Awards. Won three times that year which included a record 10&8 victory over Shaun Micheel in the final of the World Match Play Championship. While at college at Arizona State became the first player to win three successive Pac-10 Championships. Victory in the 2000 Pac-10 Championship broke the scoring record held by Tiger Woods. In 2007 set up his own Paul Casey Foundation to help juniors at Foxhills GC where he grew up.”