Paul Casey is still aiming for a major and the Olympics

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<pre><pre>Paul Casey is still aiming for a major and the Olympics

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Do you already feel the finite quality of the time remaining in your career?

I don't have the physical characteristics that I had 10 or 15 years ago, but I'm still physically gifted. But I am aware of it. I'm not too worried. Actually, I see it as a challenge. I was the oldest guy at the Tour Championship this year. I want to be the oldest to win and win majors W.G.C., [World Golf Championships] Events.

You won all over the world, but only three in the United States. Did you expect to have more in the US?

It would be nice, but you have to remember that my career in which I played two tours took a long time. The only events I played in the U.S. were the majors W.G.C., Players Championship. Bay Hill. Monument. And guess who won them all? Yes, I would like to have more wins, but I am very proud and happy to have played in the era of Tiger Woods dominance.

What have you not achieved in the game you are still aiming for?

Sit down with me in maybe another five years and say, "You won it, but you didn't win it. How do you like it?" I don't know that all of this will bother me. For me it is how I behaved as a person and as a golfer.

I think I will be very happy if I work as hard as possible, have fun on the way, entertain people, donate to charity. That's how I'm going to measure it. If I win five more times in the next three years, including a major, great. But if I don't like doing it and don't help others on the go, what is it about?

If you end up without a major, it sounds like you're not affected by it.

It's incredibly flattering when people say, "Paul Casey is one of the best players in the world who hasn't won a major." But I'd rather be a guy who doesn't win a major and is a good guy. I had ups and downs in this game. Many years ago I thought I had lost my golf game and would not get it back.

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