Best 2017 results
T3 Safeway Open
Mizuno MP-25 (3-iron), Mizuno MP-5 (4-iron to pitching wedge) with Nippon N.S Pro Modus 3 Tour 120 TX shafts.
How he does it
Paul Casey has been one of the most consistent ball-strikers on Tour since turning professional in 2000.
While most of the twentysomething pros favour a restricted hip turn in their swing to build torque and increase their clubhead speed, Casey has a more classic action.
For example, he makes a big full turn with the shoulders and his hips also rotate to the point where his right trouser pocket is almost beyond him. Most young players these days, like Brooks Koepka, restrict their hip turn to increase the angle with their shoulder turn. This, however, can lead to injury which Casey is trying to avoid.
But the big key to his swing is that he does the simple fundamentals of the golf swing – set-up, posture and swing plane – very well. There are no obvious compensations during the swing, which allows him to make a repeating swing more often, even under pressure.