There are two methods in Paul Casey's accelerated learning program toward a Masters degree -- earn it and learn it. Casey has six starts in the Masters Tournament, and personal experience is enhanced by the knowledge he gleans from the guys who know Augusta National the best.
Paul Casey's first win in the United States came last year at the Shell Houston Open.
Paul Casey was a hot pick at Augusta National Golf Club last year -- perhaps just a little too hot.
Paul Casey went from the winner's podium in Houston on Sunday to Augusta National Golf Club on Monday with reason to feel confident.
HUMBLE, Texas - Paul Casey won the Shell Houston Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory, beating J.B. Holmes with a bogey on the first playoff hole.
Paul Casey didn't feel the pressure. Even as he made his charge up the Masters Tournament leaderboard Saturday, he stayed relaxed.
After the first round, Paul Casey was asked if he believed the old adage that a player can lose the Masters Tournament on the first day, but he can't win it.
It isn't listed among the record rounds at Augusta National Golf Club, but under the circumstances it was enough to impress the best golfer in the world.
Paul Casey has just six rounds at Augusta National Golf Club under his belt, but those are enough to convince the Englishman that the Masters Tournament is the major championship that best fits his game.