Casey pulls out of European season finale


2009 European TourLONDON – Paul Casey has pulled out of next week’s season-ending Dubai World Championship with a rib injury and will miss out on finishing at the top of the European Tour money list.

The 32-year-old Englishman had only just returned to action after being sidelined for three months with an injury he picked up practicing for the British Open in July and was fifth in the Race to Dubai. He returned for World Match Play Championship in Spain two weeks ago but then withdrew early in the final round of last week’s HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai.

His manager, Guy Kinnings, said Saturday the muscle behind the rib had become inflamed again.