Paul Casey Facts: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About The LIV Golfer

Get to know 15-time DP World Tour winner and current LIV Golf player Paul Casey a little better with these 20 facts...

Paul Casey smiles during a LIV Golf round
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Paul Casey has been one of England's best golfers in the 21st century, with 15 DP World Tour wins, three victories on the PGA Tour and five Ryder Cup appearances.

Casey reached a career-high world ranking of 3rd and has won some huge tournaments in his career. He now plays in the LIV Golf League after making the move in 2022.

Get to know him better with these 20 facts:

Paul Casey facts:

1. He grew up playing at Foxhills Country Club in Surrey, England, where he received a golf scholarship aged 11.

2. He had gone for a tennis scholarship there in 2010 but was unsuccessful.

3. He attended Arizona State University.

4. He won three consecutive Pac-12 Championships from 1998-2000, breaking Tiger Woods' scoring record in 2000 by five strokes.

5. He married his second wife Pollyanna in 2015, she is an English TV presenter known for working on the Gadget Show. They have two children named Lex and Astaria and live on a ranch in rural Arizona.

6. He won the English Amateur in 1999 and 2000.

7. At the 1999 Walker Cup he became the first player in 77 years to win all four matches.

Paul Casey with 1999 Walker Cup team

Casey (front right) on the 1999 Walker Cup team (Getty Images)

(Image credit: Getty Images)

8. He turned pro in 2000 off a handicap of +4.

9. He won the European Tour Rookie of the Year award in 2001.

10. He won the European Tour Player of the Year award in 2006.

11. His highest world ranking is 3rd.

12. He has won 15 European Tour titles, three PGA Tour titles and one win on the Korean Tour.

13. His passions are road cycling, mountain biking, music, cars, snowboarding and collecting Nike dunks trainers.

14. Nicknamed 'Popeye' because of the size of his forearms.

15. His long time coach is former CBS analyst Peter Kostis.

16. He dislocated his shoulder whilst snowboarding in 2012.

17. He made a hole-in-one at the 2006 Ryder Cup during his foursomes match alongside David Howell. They were in command of their match, 4up with five to play as they headed to the par-3 14th. Casey took his 4-iron and proceeded to hole it and win the match. Europe would go on to win by 18.5 points to 9.5.

18. His best Major finish came at the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park, where he ended in T2nd.

19. He represented Team GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, where he narrowly missed out on a Bronze medal in a playoff.

20. He joined LIV Golf in 2022 and joined Bryson DeChambeau's Crushers GC team.

Swipe to scroll horizontally
Paul Casey bio
Full namePaul Alexander Casey
BornJuly 21 1977, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
UniversityArizona State University
Turned pro2000 (plus four handicap)
Current tourLIV Golf
DP World Tour wins15
PGA Tour wins 3
Asian Tour wins2
Ryder Cup appearances5
Career-high world ranking3rd

Paul Casey career earnings:

Casey has earnings of $36.6m on the PGA Tour, where he had three wins and 69 top-10 finishes from over 300 starts. On the DP World Tour he has also played more than 300 tournaments, winning over €21m.

Paul Casey wins:

  • Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship, 2001 (DP World Tour)
  • ANZ Championship, 2003 (DP World Tour)
  • Benson & Hedges International Open, 2003 (DP World Tour)
  • TCL Classic, 2005 (DP World Tour, Asian Tour)
  • Volvo China Open, 2005 (DP World Tour, Asian Tour)
  • Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, 2006 (DP World Tour)
  • HSBC World Match Play Championship, 2006 (DP World Tour)
  • Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, 2007 (DP World Tour)
  • Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, 2009 (DP World Tour)
  • Shell Houston Open, 2009 (PGA Tour)
  • BMW PGA Championship, 2009 (DP World Tour)
  • Volvo Golf Champions, 2011 (DP World Tour)
  • Shinhan Donghae Open, 2011 (Korean Tour)
  • Irish Open, 2013 (DP World Tour)
  • Valspar Championship, 2018 (PGA Tour)
  • Valspar Championship, 2019 (PGA Tour)
  • Porsche European Open, 2019 (DP World Tour)
  • Omega Dubai Desert Classic, 2021 (DP World Tour)

Paul Casey driving distance

Paul Casey has always been renowned as a big hitter throughout his career, and even in his 40s he can still send it out there. He averaged 302.9 yards during the 2023 LIV Golf League season, which ranked him 24th.

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV