Paul Casey has hit some memorable iron shots in his career, highlighted by a hole-in-one in the 2006 Ryder Cup to close out a foursomes match. But it's his beautiful driver swing that has always turned heads. If it weren't for multiple injuries over the years, the personable Englishman by way of Arizona State might have been one of the best in the Tiger Woods era.
Says his longtime teacher, CBS commentator Peter Kostis: "Paul doesn't talk much about the injuries, but he has suffered from a bunch of them, like torn rib muscles, a left-thumb injury and persistent turf toe. Nevertheless, he's one of the purest, most consistent swingers of the club on tour."
Kostis is literal when he uses the word "swinger." Casey has somewhat of a classic action, with an unrestricted hip turn on the backswing, plenty of leg action, and soft arms in the follow-through. Casey admires his teacher as well: "I always go back to what we call Peter's Rules," he says. "Strong grip before weak; ball back before forward; feet narrow before wide; heel up before down. Good advice for everyone."