Paul Casey wins the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

Englishman Paul Casey manages to hold on to his third round lead to win a terrific BMW PGA Championship by one shot over fellow countryman Ross Fisher.

Paul Casey wins the 2009 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth

In a fantastic and dramatic closing round Paul Casey managed to birdie the 18th hole of his 4th round to win the €750,000 first prize by one shot from fellow Englishman Ross Fisher.

Fisher had the round of the day when he shot a 64 in his final round just a shot outside the course record. Fisher was level with Casey in the clubhouse with Casey in a greenside bunker on the par-5 18th.

But Casey, who has now moved up to world number 3 with this win, managed to use all his skill to get up and down from that bunker to make a birdie and to win by one shot.

Casey had dominated the event after hitting rounds of 67 in rounds two and three and had a three shot advantage going into the final round.

But having started well Fisher would not let him relax and with his putter on fire he birded 6 of the first 12 holes, and then also birded the 17th and 18th, his eagle putt on the final green just failing to drop.

This meant Casey had to birdie three of the final four holes to win by just one shot and to hole a slippery ten foot putt on the last

"It was not an easy putt, but any putt to win is something I would like to have," said Casey.

BMW PGA Championship Wentworth Club, Surrey, England 21-24 May, purse €4,500,000, par 72

1 Paul Casey ENG  69 67 67 68 – 271   €750,000 2 Ross Fisher ENG 68 73 67 64 – 272   €500,000 3 Soren Kjeldsen DEN 69 69 68 69 – 275  €281,700 4 Stephen Dodd WAL     71 68 70 67 – 276   €225,000 5 Rory McIlroy NIR 72 70 65 71 – 278   €190,800 T6 Ben Curtis USA 69 70 73 67 – 279   €135,000 T6 Charl Schwartzel RSA 68 72 68 71 – 279   €135,000 T6 Anthony Wall ENG 67 71 72 69 – 279   €135,000 9 Thomas Levet FRA 70 71 68 71 – 280   €100,800 10 Thomas Aiken RSA 72 67 74 68 – 281   €90,000

Note: Players in bold signifies Titleist ball usage only

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