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Rookie Wins European Player of Month Award

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European Tour rookie Paul Casey was awarded the Asprey & Garrard Golfer of the Month award for August, following the 24-year-olds maiden victory at the Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship.
 
Casey, who sits 25th on the Volvo Order of Merit, grabbed that victory in only his 11th start in Europe, and is so impressive already that he even had European Ryder Cup captain Sam Torrance considering him as a wild card pick for Septembers Matches.
 
While he did not get selected, he is generally regarded as one of the top young players in the game today.
 
In addition to his inaugural win at Gleneagles, Casey has recorded four other top-12 finishes, including a second at the Great North Open.
 
Golf Headlines for the Week of 9/3/01 - 9/9/01