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Is Paul Casey not rejoining the European Tour because of a Ryder Cup snub by Colin Montgomerie five years ago?

December 02, 2015

Two weeks ago, Paul Casey decided not to rejoin the European Tour for the upcoming season, making him ineligible for the 2016 Ryder Cup . Casey said he decided to concentrate on the PGA Tour and that "this decision will help me to be the best I can be both on and off the course and is the right decision for my family."

But is there more to the story? Justin Rose, for one, thinks so.

An ESPN UK story says Rose felt Casey not being chosen as a captain's pick for the 2010 Ryder Cup left him "with a bit of a scar."

"When you put so much into the Ryder Cup and feel like you should be on the team and you get let down like that, maybe that's harbouring some of his decision-making to this day," Rose said.