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

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
Top 5 tips to help you conquer the MENTAL game
mental game
play button
PUTTER BATTLE! – Three of the best 2021 models compared
taylormade putters 2021
play button
play button
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Euan Walker agrees partnership with Scots club
Scots club targeted by arsonists
Justin Thomas “doesn’t like” rangefinders
Rory McIlroy says Player Impact Program is a “great initiative”
Three of world’s top-10 heading to Scottish Open

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
Mix up your practice routine
play button
Keep the clubface looking at the ball for as long as possible
play button
Swing it like Joe Miller says Denis Pugh
play button
How to improve your ball flight
See all videos right arrow