Don’t look now, but Paul Casey is not only playing well, but playing consistently well enough to put some pressure on the top ten in the FedEx Cup rankings. He’s finished inside the top-15 in each of his last four starts – all star-studded fields, of course – and has risen to No. 12 in the points race following the Northern Trust.
If Casey can continue this hot streak, he’ll quickly find himself in serious contention when the Tour Championship rolls around. However, he can’t get too far ahead of himself. The next mission at hand is the Dell Technologies Championship, and it’s a course that should fit Casey’s game as well as any other out there.
This will only be Casey’s fourth start at TPC Boston, but he seems to have found an aspect of his game that just works here. Consistently improving, Casey entered the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship last year with a solid cushion on his lead. Rory McIlroy ended up running him down from six shots back, but those are the types of performances you can’t plan for. Casey simply had an off day, and with the way he’s played recently, I don’t expect we’ll see too many of those the rest of the way this postseason.