Paul Casey has set his sights on securing the first Major title of his career at the Masters in April, after capturing the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship.
The 29-year-old won the £1m (€1.52m) event by a single shot after producing a superb seven-under-par 65 on Sunday, and could even afford a bogey on the 18th after closest challenger Miguel Angel Jimenez dropped a shot on the 17th and failed to force a play-off.
Victory at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club by Sheraton has set Casey up nicely for further success at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters and the Dubai Desert Classic over the next two weeks.
The Cheltenham man is keen to taste more success this year and believes the Augusta event is the Major he has the best chance at.
He said: “I think the Masters is the one that suits my game the best, the reason being that I feel I drive the ball very well.
“I have the ability to hit long, soft irons and the golf course has got longer over the years and you need to be able to do that. You need to be able to have very good control of your ball flight.
“I have to eliminate the three-putts, but I have time to work on that before April. That is probably the one.
“You have got to have everything in place to win a major championship but Augusta is probably the one that suits my game the best.”
Padraig Harrington had looked well-placed to win as he held the overnight lead but a disappointing final day for the Irishman meant he rarely looked like threatening Casey and finished the event fourth.
Although Harrington pipped the 2006 golfer of the year for the European Tour Order of Merit last season, Casey admitted he holds no grudges, instead targeting success for both of them this year.
“I always keep an eye on him because I think he is Europe’s hardest worker,” he added. “I try and emulate that and try and work as hard as he does.
“I respect Padraig. He is higher in the world ranking than I am and anything I can try and learn from him, I try to do. There isn’t a rivalry there.
“There are lots of other people we have got to worry about. If he is too busy worried about what I’m doing and I’m too busy worried about what he is doing, you get overtaken by everybody else.
“I think European golf is great. There are stellar players and a lot of talent coming through and hopefully one of us can break through and win a Major sooner or later.”