Paul Casey wins Porsche European Open after dramatic final day

Paul Casey claimed his first European Tour title in five years after coming on top of a congested leaderboard at the Porsche European Open.
The 42-year-old was united by Austrian Bernd Wiesberger and leaders Bob MacIntyre and Bernd Ritthammer under par with three holes staying through an orgasmic finale at Green Eagle Golf Courses at Hamburg.
Casey’s adventure came to the fore after a stunning birdie putt from 35 feet in the 16th proved to be the turning point as he carded a birdie-birdie-par end to maintain his 14th European Tour success – his first as the KLM Open in 2014.
“I get emotional at each victory but this year was so fantastic,” said Casey, who dedicated the trophy into former champion Gordon Brand Jnr following his death at the age of 60 final month.
“This is a remarkably prestigious decoration which has a lot of history to it in the European Tour so I am over the moon.
“I’m delighted to be the Porsche European Open winner”
Casey started with the day one shot at Scot and Ritthammer in eight under and listed his very best front nine of this week of 31 to move in emptiness MacIntyre maintaining the edge.
The blemish at the 12th left the door open for Casey, who replied with a birdie at the 13th, before moving back ahead at the 16th following a four-way tie for the lead to get his nose .
Casey could only par the past to give Ritthammer and MacIntyre hope of an expected play-off.
However, the Scot’s eagle putt slid by the hole before the house favourite effort pulled up just number 17 became the third Englishman to win the event later Richard McEvoy and Jordan Smith.

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