Sunday, January 18
Paul Casey Wins Abu Dhabi Championship
Later, ball. Paul Casey tees off at Torrey. (SD Dirk/Flickr)
PAUL CASEY SAW A SIX-SHOT LEAD evaporate to just one stroke at the Abu Dhabi Championship but hung on to edge Louis Oosthuizen and defending champion Martin Kaymer.
It was Casey’s first win in two years, hard to believe for a guy with so much talent. Casey said he has been concentrating a lot on majors and that it may have hurt him in regular events. I saw him at the Ryder Cup and expect him to be a top player for years to come. He’s only 31 and was recently married.
Here’s a snippet from the post-tournament media conference:
Q. How much is this win a weight off your shoulders and also how much of a boost is it to win so early in the new year?
PAUL CASEY: Well, it felt great two years ago to win so early and then I really didn't follow it up with anything. But it feels very different this time. As you said, a bit of a weight off my shoulders. It feels great. It feels like a payoff for all of the worrying I've put in, certainly recently, the past couple of months. It shows that marriage is clearly good for me.
−The Armchair Golfer