Paul Casey sets focus on BMW PGA Championship after Hamburg success

Paul Casey hopes he can take his good form into the BMW PGA Championship after winning his third title in 16 months.
The Englishman made a round of 66 to clinch victory.
Casey birdied the 16th and 17th holes in a dramatic finale to finish one shot clear of Matthias Schwab, Bob MacIntyre and Bernd Ritthammer.
His attention has already turned to the PGA Championship at Wentworth, which he won at 2009 although it is Casey win on European soil as the KLM Open in 2014.
“I am very excited, I love that golf course,” said Casey. “I have two successes about there [he also won the World Match Play Championship at Wentworth in 2006].
“You talk about the European Open and viewing it as a child; Wentworth is where it started for me.”
Casey started the one stroke behind Ritthammer and MacIntyre but pulled clear to the home stretch with all both the fifth and sixth birdies.
“It was nice to make the putts as it counted,” said Casey, who dedicated his 14th European Tour name to the late Gordon Brand Jnr.
“That really was the secret this week. The ball striking has been great. I gave myself a awful lot of chances and that my strength, and that I managed to keep this golf course that was tough under control.
“I offered at this event at Walton Heath in 1991 – as a standard-bearer – walking round the golf program. Walton Heath isn’t far from where I grew up as a child, I never believed I would be sitting here with the trophy, which can be very, very trendy.
“I have been blessed to win at Wentworth, and to acquire this one feels very special. We had some excellent players in the specialty, and the youthful players pushed us guys that are older right to the finish.
“I feel like healthy at 42 as I have ever felt. I have an comprehension of my golf game and a lot of enthusiasm. I love working hard for this and also the pursuit of being as good as I could be.”

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