Paul Alexander Casey is a professional golfer for the LIV Golf team. He was born in England on July 21, 1977.
Aside from the PGA Tour in the United States, he has also competed on the European Tour. His career-high Official World Golf Ranking position was #3 in 2009.
Early and Personal Life
At the age of six, Casey and his family relocated from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire to Weybridge, Surrey.
He first attended Cleves School in Weybridge, then Hampton School in west London, and finally Strode’s College in Egham, Surrey, for his A-level studies.
After high school he attended Arizona State University thanks to a golf scholarship. He wed Hugh Hefner’s distant cousin Jocelyn Hefner in 2008.
Jocelyn, an avid amateur horsewoman, and her husband lived a tranquil life on a ranch in rural Arizona.
Where she occasionally competed in equestrian competitions. Casey’s job responsibilities contributed to the couple’s 2011 divorce.
Casey began dating television presenter Pollyanna Woodward after they met at the Formula 1 Chequered Flag Ball at the 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The Christmas season of 2013 saw the couple’s engagement. On September 1, 2014, they welcomed their first child, a son named Lex. They tied the knot back in the first month of 2015.
‘Pride – But No Pressure,’ Insists Cool Casey
After Justin Rose won the men’s tournament at Rio 2016, former world No. 3 Casey is hoping to retain the gold medal in British hands.
In three of the last six majors, Casey finished in the top seven, and he tied for fifteenth at this month’s Open Championship at Royal St. George’s.
Casey is excited to compete at Tokyo 2020 and shared his excitement by saying, “I’m really proud, that’s the coolest thing. I’ve given this a lot of thought. Absolutely no anxiety was present, only excitement.
It’s never about medals, and Team GB will never put pressure on you to get one. Not once has it been stressed how urgent it is that we deliver.
But you get the sense that the other athletes are raising the bar, and that makes me want to raise mine as well.
As Paul Casey gets ready to compete in The Open and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in the span of a few weeks, he says he would never say no to the chance to compete for Great Britain.
The 43-year-old Englishman is in fine form, having placed in the top 10 at two of the year’s three majors.
He will tee off at Royal St. George’s on Thursday hoping to improve upon his best Open result of third.