Paul Casey eager to regain PGA Tour card with a win at WGC HSBC Championship

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Paul Casey eager to regain PGA Tour card with a win at WGC HSBC Championship
Englishman Paul Casey is stuck in a stiff bottle neck for the moment and is hoping to win the current engagement at the WGC HSBC Championship to regain his PGA Tour card which he lost last year due to lingering turf toe injury. For the moment, he has done
everything right following the text book to win the title. Posting rounds of 70 and a strong 66, he is now on his way to another low round on the weekend on the third day of the championship at the tough and windy Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai,
“One of best rounds of golf I’ve had in a long time. Everything was very solid,” he said referring to his second round of 66. The money that will be won will not be officially considered at the FedExCup money list but a victory will definitely have valuable
points and can also pull in a 3-year exemption for Casey on the PGA.
Starting off his third round with two consecutive birdies on the second and third, Casey stumbled on a bogey at par-three, 6th and quickly jotted back in form pulling in another birdie on the very next hole. he, then scored a brilliant eagle at
par-five, 8th before making the turn.
Hoping to carry on with his strong form, Casey fell for a least expected double-bogey at par-four, 10th to lose all the day’s hard work and slide down the leaderboard. Casey has so far been able to card only one more birdie after that blemish
and has remained even-par for the rest of the four holes. He still has to play for the last two holes in the third round.
“The world’s best are here this week,” he said. “I like being on top of these leader boards. I just want to be on top of this leaderboard when Sunday finishes.”
The Englishman is well aware of the presence of a strong contingent of high profile players in the field and knows that it will take a great feat on his part to win the event. He is also a contender for the upcoming Ryder Cup schedule at Medinah Country
Club in 2012 and is eager to gain valuable points to get a chance to be on the European team next year.
“Ryder Cup points are already starting and things like, that there’s a lot to play for. And this is a WGC event. So, yeah, the season’s not over yet. Although I kind of feel like I’m working towards next year already,” he said.
Sweden’s Fredrik Jacobson is currently leading the WGC HSBC Championship for consecutive rounds and is hoping to clinch the title over the weekend. Also in contention are the Irishmen Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy as well as the German Martin Kaymer and
South African Louis Oosthuizen.



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