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Paul Casey: Don't ask him who's on his mobile...
Second in the series of our "if you could..." questions is hot shot golfer Paul Casey. Here he talks about the Masters and the pop stars on his mobile phone.

If you could...

Sport Academy: Play another golf hole what would it be and why?

Paul Casey: The 12th hole at the US Masters this year because I chipped it into the water from the back of the green and made a triple bogey. The shot just....wasn't very good.

Not be asked one question for the rest of your career?

I haven't got to the stage yet where there's a question that I dislike. But hopefully 15 years down the line people won't be asking me, 'why haven't you won a major?'

Be a pop star for the day?

If I could be a pop star? I guess Robbie Williams or somebody like that. But I don't own any Robbie Williams albums ha-ha!

Be another sports star for the day?

Michael Schumacher
Schumi has a car Paul would like to rev

Michael Schumacher because he gets a nice company car!

Have dinner with anyone from the past or present?

(After long pause) Damn that's a good question. Winston Churchill because he'd be entertaining and interesting.

Witness one event from history?

I'd love to have been sitting in the crowd at Wembley when England won the World Cup in 1966. That would be cool.

Win anything in the world?

The lottery ha-ha - that's bad. No, The Open because it's the major I most want to win.

Go back in time and give advice to a 13-year-old Paul Casey?

There's nothing I regret doing but I would say, 'Use your putter when you're at the back of the 12th green at the 2004 Masters. Don't try and chip it!'

Kylie: Not on Paul's mobile

Have any number on your mobile phone?

Who says I haven't got the phone number that I want?

Ok then who's the most famous person on your mobile?

I couldn't tell you. (Paul spends ages deliberating whether he can reveal his secrets). OK from golf I've got Phil Mickelson's number, from music I've got....ooh I don't know if I can reveal the name?

C'mon is it Kylie?

No I'd like her number.

So who's number have you got?

I'll get into trouble if I tell you.

(After lots of persuasion Paul finally tells Sport Academy but we are sworn to secrecy. All we can say is it's a massive female pop star from the US, but it isn't Britney!)

Watch out for more of our "if you could" questions over the summer!

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1. James Anderson
2. Paul Casey
3. David James
4. Simon Jones

Paul Casey factfile
Born: 21 July 1977
Birthplace: Cheltenham
Turned pro: 2001
Tour wins: 2003 B&H International, 2003 ANZ Ch'ship, 2001 Scottish PGA
Awards: 2001 European Tour Rookie of the Year

Did you know?
Paul has a need for speed and owns a Lotus sports car which he likes to test at Brand's Hatch.

:: Paul Casey's official website

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