Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

World Number Three Casey out of New Jersey with Rib Injury; Golf

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

World Number Three Casey out of New Jersey with Rib Injury; Golf

Article excerpt

BRITAIN'S world number three Paul Casey is out of this week's Barclays event in New Jersey, the first leg of the US Tour's FedEx Cup play-off series.

But Casey, suffering a rib muscle injury, hopes to return at the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston next week. Three times a winner this season, the 32-year-old picked up the problem during a practice session before The Open at Turnberry last month.

He finished 47th there, but then had to pull out during the first round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational three weeks ago and missed the final major of the year.

"It has been a really frustrating few weeks and, of course, I was particularly disappointed to miss the PGA Championship," he said.

"I had hoped to be back out on Tour this week. However, I feel pretty lucky that it wasn't more serious and that the injury has responded to treatment so well.

"I am really hoping that it continues to improve and I will be teeing it up in Boston next Thursday. …

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