Cape City – Paul Casey arrives at this week’s WGC-World Match Play in buoyant temper after the Englishman defended a title for the primary time in his skilled profession final week on the Valspar Championship on the PGA Tour.
The 41-year-old is the latest of three Europeans to have gained in consecutive weeks on the opposite aspect of the Atlantic – alongside Rory McIlroy and Francesco Molinari – and all three are current at Austin Nation Membership in a subject which options 48 of the world’s prime 50.
“It feels nice to be right here after successful, actually good. It is clearly been a brief week, I am a little bit bit drained. I might prefer to have a break day to recuperate, however it’s in all probability factor simply to crack on,” mentioned Casey.
Casey has a robust document in knockout codecs, having gained the World Match Play at Wentworth Membership again in 2006, whereas his Ryder Cup document of 4 wins and 5 ties out of 12 matches is one to not be sniffed at.
“My match play document is pretty sturdy. Possibly not an enormous quantity of
success on this explicit occasion, or at Austin Nation Membership. However I
performed nicely ending off the Ryder Cup final 12 months in Paris. That was a
nice match in opposition to Brooks. I understand how to play it. I’ve acquired large
respect for my group, however I do not actually have a bunch of demise,” mentioned Englishman.
Add to that two runner-up finishes and 4 additional prime tens on this occasion, and Casey is a pressure to be reckoned with in Texas this week.
The 13-time European Tour winner is one among ten Englishmen within the subject this week, a event document, and three of these are making their debut this week – Tom Lewis, Eddie Pepperell and Matt Wallace.
Pepperell will likely be stuffed with confidence after a prime 5 on the Gamers Championship two weeks in the past.