Cheltenham born Paul Casey claims victory in Dubai

Paul Casey came out victorious at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic as he continues to push for a place in the European Ryder Cup team.

The 43-year-old won the contest by an impressive four-strokes and finished with a score of -17 overall.

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Casey posted a score of 70 in the final round as he made space between himself and Brandon Stone in second who shot 72 on the final day.

It is believed that Casey will receive €435,485.47 in prize money for the overall competition.

This victory sees the Englishman claim his 15th European Tour title as he continues to put himself in contention for a spot on the Ryder Cup team later in the year.

Speaking on wanting to be included in the team, he told Sky Sports: “There is a long way to go.

“I would love to be part of his (Padraig Harrington’s) team and if I’m not playing, I’d still love to be part of that team and help. Ryder Cups are something special. There’s a long way to go, though. Got a lot of golf to play and need to keep this form up.”

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