It’s been quite a while coming but Paul Casey is looking forward to being reminded that he has got one of the best jobs in the world going at this week’s Omega European Masters at the the simply stunning Crans-sur-Sierre.
It’s been a tough year for Casey so far, injuries have kept him out for a while and his comeback hasn’t exactly set the world alight. It all started with a rare case of “turf toe” before a shoulder issue hampered his progress more recently.
Because of all the problems it’s meant Casey has been unable to rediscover the superb form that got him to a career high third place in the World Golf Rankings three years ago.
All of these worries will be at the back of the Englishmen’s mind as he gets ready to play at the picturesque Crans-sur-Sierre course in Crans Montana this week. It’s as spectacular as they get when it comes to golf.
The best hole on the course has to be the seventh hole, the players are greeted by a quite amazing view of the neighbouring Alps, which lives long in the memory.
“When you’re out at the seventh tee, the classic image you see, it’s stunning,” he said. “It’s a wonderful place to play golf, not just for the views but also for the people and how we’re treated here.
He will get back in the top 10 in the world next season, I think he is too much of a determined character not to. Plus he loves the Ryder Cup which is a big motivation for anybody.