Paul Casey is aiming for a return to Ryder Cup action, after a decade away from the tournament.

The Englishman had participated in three consecutive editions between 2004 and 2008, but was overlooked by Colin Montgomerie for the 2010 tournament, as he failed to gain enough points to qualify.

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Casey subsequently gave up his European Tour position, henceforth making him ineligible for selection.

After a poor 17-11 result for Europe in 2016, 2018 captain Thomas Bjorn has been working with the 40-year-old Casey in recent months. This included selection for the EurAsia Cup match, a competition where Casey won two points out of a possible three.

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Speaking to CNN, Casey said:

I want to play a Ryder Cup, or at least make myself eligible and hopefully play one so my family can be there, I’ve got so many great experiences from Ryder Cups that I just want to try and see if I can make another one.

European Tour player Tommy Fleetwood spoke glowingly of his EurAsia Cup teammate:

You want your 12 strongest players and when that time comes around, if Paul is one of them, then you don’t want to miss out on that kind of figure and player so it’s important that he’s come back,