Paul Casey defied the hopes of just about every golf fan in the world on Sunday by seeing off Tiger Woods to win his first PGA Tour title since 2009 at the Valspar Championship.
Here’s a look at the 40-year-old’s triumph at Innisbrook Resort, by numbers.
65 | Casey’s final-round score that carried him from 11th to top spot, surpassing the likes of Woods, Justin Rose and Patrick Reed. No-one shot a lower score all week.
16 | The total number of birdies that Casey racked up over the course of the week en route to his title. Almost half (seven) of those came in Sunday’s final-round alone.Embed from Getty Images
21 | Across his winning final-round, Casey took just 21 putts including 13 one-putts.
23 | The streak of events Tiger Woods had gone on to win when sitting one-shot off the lead with 18 holes remaining, ended by Casey this evening.
157 | The number of starts it’s taken for Casey to win on the PGA Tour again after his maiden win at the 2009 Shell Houston Open.
3262 | Days of waiting for Casey to add a second PGA Tour title to his CV.
31 | The number of places Casey is expected to rise in the FedExCup rankings, from 39th to eighth. Now on 842 points already, he finished in 11th place with 920 last season.
Casey has been on the cusp of a PGA Tour win for what feels like an entire career, so you can place a pretty safe bet that it will not be taking him 3262 days and 157 starts to make it a trio of titles.