Paul Casey turns down 2016 Ryder Cup

Paul Casey will not be able to feature in the 2016 Ryder Cup after rejecting the opportunity to rejoin the European Tour next season.

The 38-year-old is currently concentrating on competing on the PGA Tour in the United States, has climbed from 75th to 24th in the world rankings.

“Having given the matter a great deal of thought, I have decided not to take up European Tour membership for the coming season,” the three-time Ryder Cup player said in a statement.

“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 as I have climbed back up the rankings.

“I am very sad not to have the chance to qualify for the 2016 European Ryder Cup team but I believe this decision will help me to be the best I can be both on and off the course and is the right decision for my family.”

Previously, the Englishman represented Europe in the 2004, 2006 and 2008 Ryder Cups.

The 2016 Ryder Cup get underway on 27 September.

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