Casey to debut at Doral, ready for Ryder Cup run


Paul Casey will make his 2012 debut next week at Doral. Casey intends to play in the year's second WGC, the Cadillac Championship, after sitting out two months with an off-season shoulder injury sustained while snowboarding.

The world No. 25 is taking the long view of the season.

'The great thing is I'm not going to miss any majors this year,' Casey said, according to the BBC. 'I'm going to be ready for Augusta and if anything I'm going to go there fresher than I ever have.'

Casey, however,is behind in an effort to get back on the Ryder Cup team. Despite being ranked in the top 10 in the world two years ago, European captain Colin Montgomerie left Casey off the team.

'I want to be part of many more Ryder Cups. For me it provides great memories – the battles you get, the pressure, the stress, the fun away from the course,” he said.

Despite the injury, Casey won’t alter his off-course activities.

'One-hundred percent of my effort goes into (golf), but I love snowboarding and mountain biking,' he said. 'They're a great way of getting away from golf and not having the worries about tournament golf playing on your mind, so that will never change.'