VIDEO: Paul Casey shanks ball on No. 13 at Northern Trust Open
PGA Tour

VIDEO: Paul Casey shanks ball on No. 13 at Northern Trust Open

Paul Casey had played himself into contention amid a tight leaderboard in the final round of the Northern Trust Open. Then something ugly happened.

Casey was in the fairway at the par-4 13th at Riviera Country Club, one back of the leaders at 6 under par, when he hit a shank approach. The Englishman's intended shot was a draw into a back left hole location on a green laid out to demand a draw.

However, Casey recovered brilliantly with a third shot to within 6 feet for par and sank the putt for the unlikely save.

The 37-year-old, once ranked No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking, is in search of his second PGA Tour win, first since the 2009 Shell Houston Open.

About the author


Golf News Net

We use the Golf News Net byline sometimes just to change things up. But, it's one of us humans writing the story, we promise.

Sometimes we post sponsored content from this account, and it is labeled as such.

We also occasionally include links to products and services from merchants of our choice. GNN may earn a commission from sales generated by those links. See more in GNN's affiliate disclosure.

What Viktor Hovland’s lost golf clubs can teach us about traveling with sticks Vokey SM9 wedges revealed this week on the PGA Tour Trump, PGA of America settle over cancelled PGA Championship The one thing Tiger Woods will never do in a golf tournament The new TaylorMade Stealth driver hits the USGA conforming list