Dubai Desert Classic: Paul Casey one for Robert MacIntyre

Posted by on January 30, 2021  /   Posted in golf reviews

Paul Casey hopes to join the European Ryder Cup team for the fifth time ] P Casey (Eng); -14 R MacIntyre (Sco); -13 B Stone (SA); -10 L Canter (Eng), S Garcia (Spa); -9 K Samooja (Fin); -8 T Detry (Bel), J Rose (Eng), J Harding (SA). Selected others: -7 T Fleetwood (Eng), L Westwood (Eng), P Harrington (Ire), S Jamieson (Sco), S Lowry (Ire); -5 T Hatton (Eng), M Fitzpatrick (Eng); -2 M Wallace (Eng), S Brown (Eng), G Forrest (Sco).

Paul Casey from England has a one-shot lead over Scotsman Robert MacIntyre after three rounds of the Dubai Desert Classic.

Casey, 43, hoping to be on the European Ryder Cup side in September, shot a bogey-free 64 to go down 15.

His third round of eight under eventually included six birdies and an eagle.

South African Brandon Stone is at 13th bottom with England's Laurie Canter and Spanish Sergio Garcia – another player watching the Ryder Cup – at 10th bottom.

England's Justin Rose is two strokes back, while fellow countrymen Tommy Fleetwood and Lee Westwood, Scott of Scotland Jamieson and the Irish couple Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry are all bottom seven. .

Casey, looking for his 15th European Tour victory, admitted that he was inspired by 47-year-old Westwood, the reigning champion of Race to Dubai.

] "If you stay at the same level, you go backwards in this game and every year it gets better and better and better, with the young boys," said Casey.

"There is no doubt that I am lucky that my physical attributes give me maybe another five years.

" & # 39; Westy & # 39; is an inspiration. He looked fit. I still have to chase those guys. "

MacIntyre has eyes on a Ryder Cup debut after his first win in the European Tour in last season's Cyprus Showdown.

He had a mixed third day in Dubai, his round included an eagle in the third, six birdies, a bogey and a double bogey on the fifth

"I'm going to risk it all, good or bad," said the 24-year-old.

"Hopefully it will be okay and I should just enjoy it – I'll give it everything I have."

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