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Paul Casey reveals Ryder Cup dream

Paul Casey once turned his back on the European Tour after being snubbed in 2010, but now the 40-year-old is back for one final roll of the dice – and he hopes it ends in Paris.

After three consecutive Ryder Cups, Colin Montgomerie left him out of the Ryder Cup team and sent the Englishman into a tailspin and one of his lowest lows, which culminated in the Englishman quitting the European Tour and heading stateside.

He would no longer be eligible for the tournament that so many view as golf’s competitive pinnacle, and he has not played a single European Tour event since.

But this year, Casey has had a change of heart. He is returning to the European Tour with a place on Thomas Bjorn’s team for September’s Ryder Cup in France at the front of his mind.

"I’ve got so many great experiences from Ryder Cups that I just want to try and see if I can make another one, you know, the time is running out, the clock is ticking. At forty years old now I know I’ve not got that many more opportunities," he told CNN.

"This unit that [The Americans] have got, really the young players if you look at it, Jordan, Rickie, JT, Dustin, those guys, I mean, what a unit, they’re all great friends, amazing golfers, but I think the matches will be brilliant, that’s one thing I can guarantee."

"I want to play a Ryder Cup, or at least make myself eligible and hopefully play one, so my family can be there"

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