Paul Casey says next victory is close after top five finish in ISPS HANDA Perth International

Last Updated: 21/10/12 12:08pm

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Paul Casey: sees bright future ahead

Paul Casey: sees bright future ahead

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Paul Casey feels another win is just around the corner after he continued his return to form with a tied fifth place finish in the ISPS HANDA Perth International.

The Englishman closed with a 67 at the Lake Karrinyup course in Western Australia to post his first top-five finish on The European Tour since coming fourth at the 2011 WGC-HSBC Champions.

Casey had not finished better than tied for 25th on The European Tour in 2012 but did finish third in an Asian Tour event last week to suggest he was starting to turn the corner.

After following that effort with a share of fifth in Perth, the former world number three is predicting bright things.

"This is the best I've felt in probably a few years, and the form is coming around really nicely," said the 11-time European Tour winner, who has dropped to world number 133.

"With the form I'm starting to show, it's a case of wanting to be out there, play as much as I can and I feel it's not going to be long before I'm back in the winner's circle."

The 35-year-old has had a difficult year after dislocating his shoulder in a snowboarding accident last winter but now feels he has a chance of finishing in the top 60 in the Race To Dubai who contest the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

"I'm still not in Dubai but the goal is to win before the end of the year - simple as that," said Casey.

"If I win next week, I don't know if that gets me in HSBC, it might, I don't know. A win before the end of the year, because the three I'm playing, BMW, Singapore and Hong Kong, they are all great events, and certainly BMW and Singapore are big money, as well.

"So I think ignore trying to get into Dubai; just try and win. That solves every problem."

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