Paul Casey won’t rejoin the European Tour next season, and Justin Rose thinks Casey’s snub from the 2010 Ryder Cup team plays into that decision.
Since Casey decided to focus on just the PGA Tour, he will be ineligible for the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine in Minnesota. Casey was on the European squad in 2004, 2006 and 2008, but he wasn’t a captain’s pick by Colin Montgomerie in 2010 despite being ranked seventh in the world.
According to an ESPN UK story, Rose believes Casey is still irked by that decision.
“It could be another situation where he’s in the top 10 in the world and not playing the Ryder Cup,” Rose said. “I think obviously when Monty didn’t pick him in 2010, I think that’s left a bit of a scar.
“Maybe from that point of view, when you put so much into the Ryder Cup and feel like you should be on the team and you get let down like that, maybe that’s harboring some of his decision-making to this day.”
In a statement released to Britain’s Press Association Sport, Casey said “With my wife and young son as my priority, I have decided to continue to concentrate on the PGA Tour which has worked well for us this past year.”