Paul Casey out of Dubai as rib injury returns


LONDON (AP)—Paul Casey has pulled out of next week’s season-ending Dubai WorldChampionship with a rib injury and will miss out on finishing at the top of theEuropean Tour money list.

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

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