Sep 11th, 2018
Paul Casey's favourite golf betting story
And, yes Phil Mickelson is involved
This is a great story from the Action Network, on Paul Casey’s favourite betting story.
Before his first career PGA Tour start at Pebble Beach, Casey and his partner Seth Waugh [former Deutsche Bank America CEO and current PGA of America CEO] were partnered for a match against Phil Mickelson and Kenny G. As his team quickly went down in every bet, Casey tried to think of a way to win some of it back. When he stepped to the tee at the famous downhill par-3 seventh hole, he got an idea.
“I’ve got a practice round lined up with Phil. I call Seth on the first tee, I’m like, ‘Hey you wanna play?’
“He was on a conference call, but he comes running to the tee and grabs a set of golf clubs.
“We try to get going, but we are struggling. By the sixth hole, we’re like 5-down or something.
“Phil wanted to up the bet. I’m straight out of college. Uncomfortable.
“So we get to 7. If you’ve ever seen my throwing ability before I dislocated my shoulder, throwing anything was never an issue. We’re already losing our asses, down about three ways, and I’m like, ‘What can I do? There’s gotta be something.’
“I decide to bet Phil one of the bets that I could throw it closer to the hole then he could.
“Of course he was taking that action. He threw some pitches with the Toledo Mud Hens, he can throw a football really well.
“So I throw first and literally just pitch it.
“It hits the flag and ends up about four feet away.
“Seth was like, ‘What was that?’ I’m like, ‘Cricket, baby.’
“Phil had this look on his face like, ‘What the F?’
“His throw didn’t even reach the bunker short of the green. So at least we won one of the bets back. We ended up completely losing the match and a bunch of money.
“That’s my favourite bet to this day.”