Paul Casey will feel Ryder Cup 'pain'

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• Paul Casey says he will feel pains when he watches Ryder Cup
• "I don't want to talk about it, but yes," said the 39-year-old
• Casey is the sixth highest-ranked European in the world

PAUL CASEY | RYDER CUP

Paul Casey says he will feel pain when he tunes in to watch next week’s Ryder Cup.


The 39-year-old, who was hurt by Colin Montgomerie’s decision not to pick him for Celtic Manor in 2010, refused to take up European Tour membership to make himself eligible for this year’s match, citing family reasons.
"I don't want to talk about it" - Paul Casey

But, with a realistic chance of winning the FedEx Cup and now the sixth highest-ranked European in the world, the Englishman admitted that he will find it difficult to watch the match.

“Of course , yes,” said Casey, who tees off alongside Rory McIlroy at East Lake. “I don't want to talk about it, but yes. It’s a weird one.

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“Ask me maybe in a couple of weeks once I've watched it, but it's already slightly strange. In the past, when I've missed a Ryder Cup because I haven't qualified or I've not qualified for the Masters and I've sat back and I've watched those events, you watch them with a sense of I wish I was there, but I had my opportunity and I didn't get there. That's one thing.

“But when I watched the Olympics this year, where I didn’t get in the top two for Great Britain, and I didn’t have a chance to play for a gold medal and may not for another four years. Boy, was I jealous watching that, and I said that to Justin.

“I held his gold medal at Deutsche Bank. He seems to have it everywhere. Kuch had it last night. Everyone is carrying around their medals. It's cool. That's the one thing so far in golf that I haven't had an opportunity to play for, and would dearly love to.

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Paul Casey

“So maybe watching the Ryder Cup next week because I’m not eligible, maybe I'll have the same kind of feeling. Yeah, it hurts a bit more.”

In order to win the FedEx Cup, Casey would need to win the Tour Championship but can finish as low as a two-way tie for second and still have a mathematical chance.

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