Paul Casey: 'Spieth was flawless'

2016 04 Paul Casey1
• Casey shoots 69, Spieth shoots 66
• "It was absolutely flawless,' says Casey
• Says American has 'something special'

THE MASTERS | Paul Casey

Paul Casey has described Jordan Spieth’s opening 66 at Augusta National today as “absolutely flawless”.


And he added that there is “something about” Spieth, the defending champion, that puts him in the same category as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

“It's obvious he's a major champion," said Casey. "He just exudes that sort of, whatever that is, that you expect from... a major champion. I don't know. I haven't given too much thought about it. But just know there's something different, something cool.

"It's the way he walks. It's the way he stands. It goes all the way through from the way he speaks and the way he shakes your hand and the way he deals with people, as well. It's wonderful."

Casey, 38, fired a three-under 69 and got a front row seat to watch the world No.2 go about his defence today at a gusty Augusta, and he loved every minute. Spieth opened with a bogey-free six-under 66.

Talking on the Golf Channel, David Duval said Spieth was in “complete control of everything”.

Paul Casey - 'Absolutely flawless'


“I was impressed,” Casey said of his playing partner. “It was a flawless round of golf, absolutely flawless. I played a wonderful round of golf, but it was great to have a front row seat to watch that.”

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
HOW MUCH HAVE CALLAWAY DRIVERS CHANGED IN 30 YEARS?
Big Bertha
play button
CAN WE SMASH IT LIKE A LONG DRIVE CHAMP?
Long Drive
play button
The Masters: What Augusta National is REALLY like
The Masters
play button
HYBRID or UTILITY IRON – Which one should you use?
Hybrid
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Kevin Craggs to caddie for Monty this week
New golf film in production starring multiple Oscar winner
COVID-19: Further relaxation of restrictions for Scottish golfers
Pro predicts “stunted” season for pandemic-hit Legends Tour
Sandy Scott forced to withdraw from GB&I Walker Cup team

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Denis Pugh’s tips for swinging on plane
Watch
play button
Increase your shoulder turn and improve your golf
Callaway
play button
Complete your backswing
Watch
play button
Swing your arms more freely
Callaway
See all videos right arrow