Paul Casey hails Bjorn role in Ryder Cup reconsideration

Paul Casey

Paul Casey has praised 2018 Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn for assisting in his decision to rejoin the European Tour.

Speaking in an interview on CNN's Living Golf, the 40-year-old Englishman said the Dane had played a crucial role in getting him back in European colours for the first time since 2008 at the recent EurAsia Cup.

"I've got a really great history with Thomas since I've been on Tour, he really is going to be a great captain," said Casey. "Thomas has been great along the way in assisting with the decision that I made.

"I want to play a Ryder Cup, or at least make myself eligible and hopefully play one so my family can be there. I've got so many great experiences from Ryder Cups that I
just want to try and see if I can make another one."

Read more - Rose: Casey would be a 'huge' addition

Casey was overlooked by captain Colin Montgomerie for the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor and his absence from the team at Hazeltine in 2016 - after he refused to rejoin the European Tour - drew criticism from Rory McIlroy.

The Northern Irishman bemoaned that Europe didn't have their 12 best players on the course as Darren Clarke's men fell to a 17-11 defeat.

"Honestly, it should be the 12 best players from Europe versus the 12 best players from the United States," he told No Laying Up. "For me, there shouldn’t be anything to do with membership from tours.

"To have a guy like Paul Casey not on our team when he is playing some of the best golf in the world right now, it definitely hurt us.”

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
THE MOST DIFFICULT LIES IN GOLF | GOLF EXPLAINED
Golf Lessons
play button
AM I A GOOD ENOUGH GOLFER TO USE A SET OF BLADES???
blades
play button
PICKING OUR FAVOURITE UTILITY IRON - Callaway X Forged UT vs TaylorMade SIM UDI vs Titleist U•500
Utility Irons
play button
HOW TO GAIN 20 YARDS OFF THE TEE | GOLF EXPLAINED
Golf Lessons
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Emily Pedersen rewrites Ladies European Tour record books
Popular English course announces permanent closure
European Tour and PGA Tour announce new "strategic alliance"
PING Europe is under new leadership
Historic Scots golf club suffers ‘heartbreaking’ vandalism

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Stand closer to the golf ball at address
Callaway
play button
How to control your distances
Watch
play button
Weaken your grip to hit a fade
Callaway
play button
Denis Pugh’s advice for those with a knee injury
Watch
See all videos right arrow