2018 Ryder Cup Preview: Paul Casey’s Steadiness Will Be an Asset for Europe

Sep 25, 2018 11:30 AM EDT
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Jul 19, 2018; Carnoustie, SCT; Paul Casey plays his shot from the 14th tee during the first round of The Open Championship golf tournament at Carnoustie Golf Links. Mandatory Credit: Steven Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

For betting odds and analysis of all 24 golfers in the 2018 Ryder Cup field, check out this page.


Paul Casey’s Ryder Cup Betting Odds

  • Odds to be highest-scoring golfer: +2500
  • Odds to be highest-scoring team member: +1200
  • Point total odds: 1.5 (o +105, u -135)
  • Ryder Cup appearances: 3
  • Ryder Cup match play history: 1-1-1 (50.0%)
  • Ryder Cup foursome history: 1-1 (50.0%)
  • Ryder Cup fourball history: 1-0-3 (100.0%)

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Paul Casey’s Ryder Cup Outlook

Best asset: Ball-striking. Casey remains one of the world’s preeminent second-shot masters. His high percentage of greens in regulation should make him a tough out in every match, as he doesn’t make too many mistakes and keeps himself in every hole.

Worst asset: Camaraderie. He’s one of the more congenial players on the PGA Tour, but remember: Casey was ineligible for the Ryder Cup two years ago when he refused to take up European Tour membership. As a result, he might be considered a bit more of an outsider than other veterans on the team.

Ryder Cup Confidence Rating: 7 out of 10. One of the game’s most consistent players, he might not dominate a match, but he won’t struggle, either. A hot opponent can beat him; anyone off his game will have a tough time.


Expert Predictions: Over/Under 1.5 Points

Sobel: Over
Perry: Over
Mears: Over


Paul Casey’s Metrics

Here’s how Casey ranks in the Ryder Cup field in several key metrics.

  • Strokes Gained: Total: 29th in world, 17th in field
  • Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green: 28th in world, 15th in field
  • Strokes Gained: Approach: 13th in world, 7th in field
  • Strokes Gained: Putting: 89th in world, 15th in field

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