Paul Casey becomes latest to make LIV Golf move
World No.26 Paul Casey has become the latest player to sign up for the rebel LIV Golf series currently making its way across the US for the first time.
The 44-year-old joins an increasingly long list of players chasing the enormous pot of gold on offer in the Saudi-backed tournaments. Casey’s defection has raised some eyebrows with the Englishman previously shunning events in Saudi Arabia due to concerns over the country’s human rights record.
Paul Casey won the Dubai Desert Classic in 2021 (Credit: DP World Tour)
However, that appears to no longer be an issue with Casey due to play his first tournament as part of the Crushers GC team, captained by Bryson DeChambeau, at the LIV Golf Invitational Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster on July 29th.
“LIV Golf continues to attract the best players in the sport as it builds increasingly competitive fields with each event,” said LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman.
“Paul Casey adds to the growing list of top 50 golfers who are excited to be part of an innovative and entertaining format that is creating something new for golf. His proven track record on a global stage adds another exciting piece to the competition as we prepare for Bedminster.”
With 150 top-10 finishes including 21 worldwide wins, Casey has been one of the most consistent players on tour over the past two decades since turning pro in 2000. Following his win at the 2009 BMW PGA Championship, the Arizona-based golfer reached his best world ranking of World No.3.
Casey will tee it up next at the 150th Open Championship in what may his last tilt at a major title given the PGA and DP World Tour bans being swiftly imposed on LIV Golf players.