PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Paul Casey didn’t win the Honda Classic in his two previous appearances, but he came away with the great prize of his life playing the tournament.
Casey, an Englishman, met his wife, Jocelyn, at the Honda Classic at the TPC at Heron Bay in Coral Springs, Fla., in 2001.
“Fuzzy Zoeller introduced us,” Casey said.
Casey said he walked into the Radisson hotel at the course after a Tuesday practice round and spotted his future wife having a drink with the wife of former PGA Tour pro Jim Carter. Zoeller made the introduction. Though Casey went on to miss the cut, it proved a special event. Casey tied for 54th at the Honda Classic the following year but hasn’t been back until this season.