Paul Casey Takes KLM Open, Leaps Into Race to Dubai Field

Paul Casey followed up his course-tying 62 on Saturday with a 4-under 66 on Sunday to win the KLM Open in The Netherlands on Sunday, vaulting from 94th to 45th in the Race to Dubai standings.

Casey won the tournament by a single stroke over fellow Englishman Simon Dyson  – the top four sports in the field were from the UK. Casey made four birdies in the first seven holes, then held steady on the back nine to take the title. Over the course of 72 holes, Casey was 12-under on the front nine.

He needed every stroke as Dyson charged hard with consecutive 66s and a final-round 65. Dyson was 4-under on the back nine and went the last 26 holes without a single bogey.

France’s Romain Wattel, the leader after 54 holes, tumbled to a tie for fifth with a final round 74. Wattel had five bogeys and just one birdie. He tied with Sweden’s Johan Carlsson, The Netherlands’ Joost Luiten and Spain’s Pablo Larrazabal.

A terrible third round cost Larrazabal a potential title. He shot 68-62-65 in Round 1, 2 and 4; but bombed out with a 5-over 75 on Saturday.

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