Paul Casey wins Porsche European Open

Paul Casey claimed another win on the European Tour on Sunday, winning the Porsche European Open in Hamburg.

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Mon, 9 Sep 2019
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The final round of the Porsche European Open was set up to be a dramatic day in Hamburg, with multiple players around the top of the leaderboard, but it was Paul Casey who clawed his way to victory for his first European Tour win in five years.

Robert MacIntyre and Bernd Ritthammer went into the final round with a one shot lead over Casey, but with three holes remaining, all three players were battling it out at 12 under par, with Austrian Bernd Wiesberger also tied for the lead.

It was the 16th hole where Casey's years of experience gave him the edge, as the 42-year-old made an incredible 35ft putt for birdie. Casey followed that up with another birdie at the 17th and a par on his final hole, to give him a one-shot victory in Hamburg.

The Englishman put together an incredible six-under-par final round and didn't drop a single shot all day. The win for Casey was his 14th on the European Tour, his first since the KLM Open in 2014.

Wiesberger shot an eight-under-par 64 to put him in contention, but he fell two short of Casey and one short of MacIntyre, Ritthammer and his Austrian counterpart Matthias Schwab who all tied for second.

Casey is now the third successive Englishman to win the event, following Jordan Smith in 2017 and Richard McEvoy in 2018. Casey has made it clear his desire to secure a spot on Team GB's golf team for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and was delighted to get another win added to his name.

"I get emotional at every victory but this year has been so fantastic," said Casey. "This is an incredibly prestigious trophy that has a lot of history to it on the European Tour so I'm over the moon.

"I'm happy to be the Porsche European Open champion."

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