Paul Casey had been world number three, but then he had been not so lucky in keeping his world ranking intact, and he had slumped a great deal after that.
He had gone down to the rank of hundred and sixty nine, but then he finally made a comeback when he opened with a spectacular sixty seven at Oak Hill.
This has been seen by many as a move from Casey’s side to banish last year’s ghost of the PGA Championship, where he did really badly, and had to step aside from the championship. But he has really regained much of his form and fitness, and hopes have been lifted since he made a comeback at Oak Hill.
World number three Rory McIlroy and Australia’s very own world number four Adam Scott have confirmed their participation at the Australian Open which will tee off at the end of the year at the Royal Sydney Golf Club.
The Northern Irishman is a two time winner of majors and he will tee off alongside Scott, the first ever Australian to win the US Masters when he won there this season and the duo will have a lot of the world’s top ranked professionals for company with world number six and American champion Matt Kuchar confirming his participation earlier in the week whereas Rory’s countryman Graeme McDowell has also confirmed that he will be a part of the field.