Casey wins first PGA title
Monday 06 April 2009
Britain's Paul Casey gave himself the perfect warm-up for next week's U.S. Masters by winning his first PGA Tour title in a playoff at the weather-delayed Houston Open on Sunday.
Casey sealed victory with a bogey five at the first extra hole where big-hitting American JB Holmes double-bogeyed after driving into water.
The pair had finished the 72 regulation holes on 11-under-par 277, Casey bogeying the last for a 72 and Holmes closing with a six-birdie 69 at Redstone Golf Club.
Tour veteran Fred Couples, bidding for his first victory on the U.S. circuit since the 2003 Houston Open, was a further two strokes behind in a tie for third.
Couples slipped out of the lead on the back nine and bogeyed the last three holes to finish level with Swede Henrik Stenson (70) and Australian Nick O'Hern (70).
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