Ryder Cup star sees off fellow Englishman after equalling course record All good things come to those who wait ... and England's Paul Casey proved that yesterday to win the US$1.3 million Volvo China Open after a sudden-death play-off against fellow countryman Oliver Wilson at Shenzhen Golf Club. The 28-year-old equalled the course record with a final round of 65 to put him on 13 under par for the tournament and then had to sit around for over an hour as the drama unfolded out on the course before he knew his fate. Casey ended up facing Wilson and birdied the first play-off hole, the 18th, while his compatriot could only record a bogey six, leaving Casey to pocket the first prize of US$216,660. It was his fifth title on the European Tour and second in China after winning the TCL Classic in Hainan Island in March. 'It was actually a nice amount of time to cool down and think about things,' Casey said. 'I went to the practice ground about 45 minutes before the others finished so when I got to the 18th tee [the first play-off hole] I felt I was ready to go. I saw the TV from the putting green and at one stage I thought there was no need to warm up. I don't know what happened out there but it's a tricky golf course and it gave me time to collect myself for the play-off. It's fantastic to win.' Casey is already thinking about the Ryder Cup in September at the K Club in Ireland. 'That is a huge goal. This is a by-product of winning events on the European Tour. Last time I accomplished it without winning events. Ireland will be massive. The last one [at Oakland Hills in Detroit] was an unbelievable experience - I have never played in anything like that before. It is addictive and I want to make sure I am at the K Club. I have to go about it the right way and win events,' said Casey, who soared to eighth in the points standings after yesterday's win. It was another tale of what might have been for Wilson, however. The 25-year-old was in contention at the New Zealand Open, Irish Open and European Open in Switzerland earlier this year but fell away each time in the final round. This time he came a lot closer to winning his first European Tour title but came up short yet again. 'The 17th was really the one. If I had parred that, it would have been safe, but I didn't know that at the time and I was trying to make birdie,' Wilson said. 'It's very disappointing but my time is going to come as I've only been on the European Tour for about a year.' Casey's brilliant final round included birdies on the third, fourth, sixth, eighth, 11th, 12th and 17th holes. He then had a three-foot putt on the 18th for yet another birdie and the course record, but it slid just past the cup. All the Ryder Cup star could do now was wait to see if those finishing behind him could up the ante. With five holes left to play, the English trio of Barry Lane, Ross Fisher and Wilson were only a shot behind him. A double bogey at the 15th put paid to Lane's chances, while bogeys on the 14th and the 17th did the same for Fisher. That left Wilson. Consecutive birdies on the 14th and 15th holes put him one shot clear of Casey. A bogey on the 17th looked like the old demons were back and he suddenly went from one ahead to level with Casey going down the last. Here he struggled over the line with an unconvincing par to force a play-off. So it was back up to the 18th tee again to decide the tournament. Both found the fairway with their drives but Wilson's approach went into a bunker, while Casey's landed in the heart of the green. After that it was a foregone conclusion as Wilson could only put his bunker shot into another bunker right in front of it for an ignominious end.