Paul Casey nearly ties PGA Tour record with 27 on back nine

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Paul Casey had it going on for a while at the Byron Nelson Championship. (Getty Images)
Paul Casey had it going on for a while at the Byron Nelson Championship. (Getty Images)

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Paul Casey entered what is reverently referred to as "the zone" on Friday afternoon at the Byron Nelson Championship.

After a front nine in which he shot a 1-over 36, Casey made six birdies and an eagle on the back nine for a 27.

Here's a look at his card:

Casey said he was so locked in he didn't even know what was happening.

"I had no concept of what I was doing," Casey said.

He also said it was the best nine holes he has ever played.

"I like to think I would be pretty good at shooting low rounds of golf through the past," Casey said, "but certainly nothing like that."

It's the eighth time a 27 has been shot on the PGA Tour and was just one off Corey Pavin's record of 26 for nine holes at the 2006 US Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

Casey is 6 under overall and near the top of the leaderboard.

Here's his actual card (that is a lot of threes):

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