Englishman Paul Casey has announced that he will not be playing in the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National.
Casey is ineligible to tee it up on Darren Clarke’s European team when the Ryder Cup travels to Minneapolis next September because he is not a member of the European Tour. Casey is one of the hottest European players in the world at the moment, so it would be a major dent in Team Europe’s chances.
Casey will meet with European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley next week, but said it is fair to say he won’t be rejoining as he is settled in the United States.
“I will be brutally honest with you. I love the European Tour and I’d like to be part of a better tour, but I want to see change. I’m really not sure I’m going to re-join, said Casey”
By deciding to stay in America, Casey would effectively eliminate any chance of playing in his fourth Ryder Cup.
“I think I could make a massive contribution to the European team but I didn’t get picked by Colin Montgomerie in 2010 when I was in the world’s top 10, so who’s to say I’d make it even if I did rejoin?” added Casey with a bitter smile.