Casey: 'No catching' DJ if he plays like this Sunday


CARMEL, Ind. – Having spotted Dustin Johnson a three-shot lead at the BMW Championship, Paul Casey knows the considerable task ahead of him.

“Not much you can do,” he said Saturday after posting 15-under 201. “He’s got maybe the best attitude in golf. When he’s on his game, he’s maybe the best ball-striker in golf. Maybe the longest. So if he keeps doing what he’s doing – what’s he averaging, 6 under a day? – there’s no catching him.”

Casey raved about Johnson’s attitude on the course, saying that instead of just strokes gained-putting and strokes gained-tee to green, Johnson excels in “strokes gained just through his attitude.”

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“He made a bogey today and you wouldn’t even known it,” Casey said. “He just shrugs it off and hits it 350 yards around the next corner.”

And so if Johnson can’t be caught playing dominant golf like this, then Casey can still have a significant Sunday. He is currently projected to be fifth in FedEx Cup points. That’d mean he would win the FedEx Cup with a victory at East Lake.

“I’ve not put goals the last few weeks – it’s not been trying to finish here or trying to do that,” he said. “It’s trying to win a golf event. So that will remain tomorrow.”