Casey inching closer to win after move from Euro Tour


NORTON, Mass. – Paul Casey has been criticized in some circles, most of them on the other side of the Atlantic, for turning down his European Tour membership this year.

Casey made the move to be closer to his family in Phoenix, Ariz., but as a result he’s not eligible for this year’s Ryder Cup, which the Englishman admitted this week at the Deutsche Bank Championship is a “weird” feeling.

But with two events remaining in the season, Casey said he’s still at peace with his decision to give up membership and it’s not just because he’ll begin the final round three strokes clear of the field following his third-consecutive 66 at TPC Boston.

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“I'm not judging that side of it just yet because the season hasn't finished,” Casey said. “Lifestyle is totally different, and that's something I can't emphasize enough . . . There's still things we're missing and it hurts, but it's way better than it was, and so that's wonderful.”

Casey has played 19 events on the Tour this season, the second most of his career, and can secure himself just his third start at the Tour Championship with a solid finish on Monday at TPC Boston.