The English golfer Paul Casey said that he was “over the moon” on his winning the Dutch Open on 14th September. He has recently become a father. His wife, Pollyanna Woodward, Television presenter by profession, has given birth to their first child about two weeks before his winning. Casey said that he was ecstatic because this was his first tournament as a father and his first win as a father.
Casey also added that he was emotional because he didn’t care if he performed well or not because in either case he would be going home to his child. But when he got to the last three holes that he felt motivated about winning.
For Casey, winning the title of 13th European Tour was just at the right time, as his aim is to reach the top 50 of world ranking, at the end of the year which would qualify him for all the major tournaments thereby making it easy for him to play globally.
Casey said that the tournament has a lot of history and the crowd is the best in the world of golf, and the week’s turnout has been exceptional.
For Casey, it was a tough course and he said that his plan was to have “fun” with it, to the best of his ability, he said that he planned to make it entertaining for him, put much concentration on every shot and play in a relaxed manner and if he could, play a bit aggressively. He said that throwing in the birdies earlier was crucial and it lessened the pressure. But it became tough in the end, but he is quite happy at how he managed to enjoy himself at the course and managed to stay focused enough to win.
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