Friday, June 19, 2009

Casey's Champagne Moment

Paul Casey’s exquisite bunker shot at the 72nd hole of the BMW PGA Championship has resulted in the World Number Three winning The European Tour Shot of the Month for May.
The 31 year old Englishman needed to get up and down from a greenside trap on Wentworth Club’s West Course to beat local favourite Ross Fisher. Casey proceeded to play a superb bunker shot to five feet and holed the putt to secure his tenth European Tour title. It is Casey’s second monthly success in 2009, having won the February Shot of the Month award for holing his second shot for an eagle two in the final of the WGC – Accenture Match Play against Geoff Ogilvy in Arizona. In second place was Fisher’s towering approach shot to the 538 yard 18th. Playing just ahead of Casey, the man who started his career at Wentworth Club hit the centre of the green but saw his eagle putt just slip past the hole. Third place went to Shane Lowry’s second shot to the 18th – the second play-off hole – in The 3 Irish open at County Louth, a sumptuous fairway wood to ten feet. Although he missed the eagle putt, the Irish amateur beat Robert Rock of England next time around and turned professional the following week. Winners of the Shot of the Month in 2009 are: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland (January and March), Casey (February and May) and Argentina’s Angel Cabrera (April). The European Tour Shot of the Month is awarded to the Tour Member for the shot judged to be the best played each month on The European Tour International Schedule. At the end of the season, the winning shot from each month will be nominated for the Shot of the Year Award

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