I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again here near the top of the Power Rankings. Paul Casey may be 40 years old, but he’s got the game of a player at least five or ten years younger. That’s one of the beautiful things about this crazy sport we love, and Casey is making the most of the later part of his career.
How well is he playing these days? At the time of this writing (October 24, 2017 for future reference), Casey has missed just one cut on the PGA TOUR in the last year. He’s also finished outside the top 25 just seven times in 27 starts, against ten top-ten performances. Not only is he putting up some remarkable numbers, but he’s doing so consistently.
Speaking of consistency, that’s an attribute that Casey carries over quite well to the WGC-HSBC Champions. Since 2010, Casey is five-for-five at Sheshan Golf Club, and (surprise!) he hasn’t finished any lower than tied for 23rd there in that same period. He’s got a pair of top-tens to go along, but those happened in 2010 and 2011, so I’m not quite etching Casey’s name in the trophy yet. That being said, there are very few in this field whose odds I like better.