Paul Casey: Olympics Would Be One Of My Career Highlights

The Englishman says that one his main goals is to represent Great Britain in Tokyo next year

Paul Casey: Olympics Would Be One Of My Career Highlights
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The Englishman says that one his main goals is to represent Great Britain in Tokyo next year

Paul Casey: Olympics Would Be One Of My Career Highlights

Paul Casey says that representing Great Britain at the Olympics in Tokyo next year would be one his career highlights.

The 14-time European Tour winner narrowly missed out on the team in 2016 but is making it a priority to qualify next year.

Casey, 42, says that his only chance to compete in the Olympics would be next year and that he will work his schedule, and 'play the game', in order to qualify.

"I'd love to be at the Olympics, that would be something really special," he said.

"I think I've only got one more chance at it, I'll be 43 next summer when the Olympics takes place."

In order to qualify, Casey must be one of Great Britain's top two players in the world rankings, unless there are more than two in the world's top 15.

If there are four Brits in the world's top 15 by the cut-off date, GB will take four players, or three if there are three.

"So my goal is very much to be top 15 in the world and lock up a place on the Great Britain team probably alongside Rosey, Tommy, it could be Fitzy or Matt Wallace, it could be anybody.

"I'm not assuming they're gonna drop in the world rankings so I need to stay up there

"Yeah Olympics in Tokyo at 43 would be honestly be one of the highlights of my career representing Great Britain.

"I'll tweak it [his schedule] if I need to. I'll play the game if I need to.

"I think the world ranking system is good, it's fair because the guys are ranked where they should be ranked but we all know the system can be a bit quirky sometimes, you skip a week, you move up or whatever it is.

"I'll hold my hand up, I will play the system if I have to to make that top 15."

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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