$100k Reasons To Like Paul Casey
By Kickntrue on 2/23/10
Paul Casey is donating $100,000 to local Houston, Texas, charities, making good on a promise he made last year after a win.
"This is something Jocelyn and I feel very strongly about," Casey told media members at the Dick Harmon Learning Center, which doubles as the Media Center during the Shell Houston Open.

The specific recipients of the money are still to be determined. Steve Timms, president and CEO of the Houston Golf Association indicated an announcement is scheduled for March 30 before the tournament starts. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Casey, who finished as the runner-up for the second year in a row (this time to Ian Poulter) at the WGC-Accenture, just bagged $850,000. But still, this is a kind gesture from the Caseys, who have been generous with their time and money in England, but felt they wanted to give back here in the United States as well. (Casey splits time between the United States and England.)
I know a lot of people give money and I'm always a bit wary when someone feels the need to make their donation public, but I understand why they have to, and frankly, how can you ever be down on someone spreading goodwill? Casey has been afforded an amazing opportunity because of his talent and in lifetime he will be able to touch more people's lives than most of us could ever dream.

It's also nice to see him giving back in the USA, where he spends a lot of his time and makes a lot of dough. Just another reason to like the guy.

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[ comments ]
Century1 says:
Hi Five, for Paul and his wife Jocelyn
mba799 says:
Casey is a First Class person and golfer. Wish him success on and off the course.
Torleif Sorenson says:
Who else besides me thinks this is the year that Casey captures his first major? I'm thinking it will either me Pebble or Saint Andrews; the kid is solid...

- Tor
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