Paul Casey secured his first PGA Tour event since 2009 in the Valspar Championship

Paul Casey admits beating resurgent Tiger Woods makes victory all the sweeter at Valspar Championship

  • Casey won his first PGA Tour event since 2009 in the Valspar Championship
  • The Englishman carded a final round of 65 to set a clubhouse target of – 10
  • Reed looked set to match Casey before he bogeyed the final hole on Sunday
  • Woods was two behind with three to play but then holed from 40 feet for a birdie
  • But he was unable to repeat the feat and had to settle for a share of second place
Paul Casey secured his first PGA Tour event since 2009 in the Valspar Championship
Paul Casey secured his first PGA Tour event since 2009 in the Valspar Championship

Paul Casey was always going to savour his second win on the PGA Tour, but beating Tiger Woods made Sunday’s victory at the Valspar Championship even more special.

Casey charged from five strokes behind in the final round to overhaul Woods and Patrick Reed by one shot in a compelling finale at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor.

‘It’s been too long,’ the 40-year-old Englishman said after ending a nine-year PGA Tour victory drought following his maiden success at the 2009 Houston Open.

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