DORAL, Fla. -- Just to set the record straight, world No. 7 Paul Casey was not hopping mad at Aussie Jason Day for the latter's perceived gamesmanship two weeks ago at the Accenture Match Play Championship.
Despite at least one online report that flatly suggested as much.
"I was honestly laughing out loud at what was written," Casey said Tuesday at the Cadillac Championship.
In an admitted attempt to make his opponents cringe, Day was making his foes finish even the shortest putts in their matches. Day dispatched Casey in the second round, a notable upset.
Casey said that any outward manifestation of frustration had nothing to do with any of Day's ploys.
"I have played in a lot of matches," said Casey, who won the World Match Play in Europe and is a two-time finaliest at the Accenture. "I have pretty much seen it all. I was mad at myself. I played like crap."
As for the Day ploy, Casey shrugged.
"We putt 'em all out every week," he said.
Casey left the property after the match and hadn't been asked about the match since.