LEMONT, Ill. – Paul Casey’s finding support in the most unlikely places as he recovers from his Ryder Cup heartbreak.
Casey, who controversially wasn’t selected for the European team, is finding support among American fans following him in the FedEx Cup.
Casey said when he rolled in a long putt at the sixth hole in the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship last weekend, a fan chimed in after the din subsided.
“If that’s the way you putt, I’m glad they didn’t pick you,” the fan shouted.
Christian Donald, Casey’s caddie, has heard similarly amusing encouragement from American fans.
“I think they want him on the American team,” Donald said. “They keep asking if he’s got his green card so he could play.”
There’s irony in that with European media speculating that Casey did not make the team because he’s “too American.” Casey lives in the Phoenix area and his married to an American.
“That’s the media,” Casey said.
Casey said some vacation golf at Pine Valley last week with Geoff Ogilvy, Peter Kostis, Gary McCord and Jim 'Bones' Mackay helped him.
'I'm in a good place right now,' he said. 'It's done and dusted. You know what the game is like. You get over things quickly.'