Casey, left off European Ryder team, will be half a world away from Wales

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Though he plans to stay busy in the mountains of western Canada while the Ryder Cup is being played, Paul Casey says he'll still keep an eye on what's happening at Celtic Manor.
Doug Ferguson
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Published: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 | 7:34 p.m.

Paul Casey, the only player among the top 10 in the world who won't be at the Ryder Cup, will be about as far away from Celtic Manor that week of the matches. He's going on a bike ride in British Columbia.

"We're going to Whistler," Casey said Tuesday. "I've been up there before. I didn't watch a lot of TV the last time I was there. I'll definitely turn on the TV at some stage and check out what's going on with the Ryder Cup. As much as I'd love to be there, as much as it hurts me that I didn't qualify on my own merit, I still have an interest in it. And I will still be rooting on the Europeans."

Casey had played on the last three Ryder Cup teams and had a 3-2-4 record.

By not going to the Ryder Cup, he will have four weeks off before ending his season overseas.