Casey has taken his game to a new level

Sam Torrance
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IT may have taken a while to fully develop, but it seems we are finally getting to see the full potential of Paul Casey&rsquo;s all-round golf game &ndash; something which has only been sporadically evident since he burst on the scene as a promising amateur in the late 1990&rsquo;s.<br /><br />Casey&rsquo;s victory in the PGA Championship at Wentworth at the weekend was sensational, hitting birdie at 15, 17 and 18 to hold off the fast-finishing local pro Ross Fisher, whose fantastic 64 was one off the West Course record. Fantastic.<br /><br />Casey&rsquo;s victory was his third of the year and takes him to the lofty heights of third in the world rankings &ndash; the first Briton to make the top three since Colin Montgomerie nine years ago and only the fifth since rankings began in 1986.<br /><br />Casey has always had a naturally beautiful game but now it seems he has taken it to a new level. Suddenly, there&rsquo;s a new maturity and self-belief about him and you can rest assured he will adopt a confident new approach in the build-up to the US Open in three weeks time.<br /><br /><strong>DAY TO FORGET</strong><br />While Casey was wowing the crowds at Wentworth, another Englishman was doing likewise across the water, on the PGA Tour.<br /><br />Brian Davis&rsquo; fine second-place finish in the Byron Nelson Championship in Texas means he has now finished second, fifth and fifth in his last three PGA starts &ndash; a fantastic return for a player who could well be an unexpected tip for success when it comes to the summer Majors, especially over the pond.<br /><br />As for me, I had a somewhat frustrating weekend at the US Senior PGA Championship &ndash; the first Major of the season.<br /><br />Steady rounds of 70 and 71 were pleasing on a tough course at Beachwood, Ohio, but I then had one of those days to forget &ndash; a horrible 80 where everything that could go wrong, did.<br /><br />It was nice to finish with a 70 for a share of 53rd, but I&rsquo;ll be looking to erase those bad days from my game when I begin a busy little schedule of four tournaments, starting with the Irish Open at Ballybunion in two weeks time.