Casey wins by four shots in Dubai for 15th European Tour title

Casey wins by four shots in Dubai for 15th European Tour title

No other player was within four shots of Casey, with Sergio Garcia (67) and Laurie Canter (68) on 10 under.

Padraig Harrington impressed at the Dubai Desert Classic despite finishing some way behind eventual victor Paul Casey.

It was Casey's 15th title on the European Tour, but the first since the 2019 European Open.

"I can see the very impressive list of winners, those photos of them behind the 18th green", he said after matching the lowest round of the week. "He was brilliant. He was great to play with, if anything he helped me."I'd feel very comfortable standing next to him on the first tee at Whistling Straits".

Ranked 27th in the world, he is expected to improve to No. 14 when the new rankings are released on Monday. Not just 15, the fact it's Dubai. He made a birdie on the par-5 third hole, and then chipped-in from a frightful lie on the par-3 fourth to gain another shot.

Stone grabbed second with four birdies on his back nine.

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Reed endured a rollercoaster round with an eagle and three birdies on the front nine, but he needed a bridie at the last to share the lead after four bogeys between 11 and 16.

Sharma said: "I started well, but I missed two simple up-and-downs and all three days I have done that". I always like to learn from the guys I play against and compete with and against.

The victory boosts Casey's chances of being named in the team for September's Ryder Cup and captain Padraig Harrington was waiting at the finish to congratulate him on his victory but the Englishman says he wants to win his place in the team on merit. The Oban golfer was looking for far more than a 74 and a 12-under total, but he will move into the world's top 50 for the first time and should he retain that status until the end of March he will earn himself a Masters debut.

'After the first six holes today I'm 3-over par and I didn't really think about winning the tournament anymore, it felt like I was doing a couple rounds with Mike Tyson.

This was Casey's fourth title across the tours since he crossed the invisible line of 40 in 2017, and to judge from the four-shot margin with which he crushed this field, more are likely to follow.

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