Ryder Cup player Paul Lawrie has found himself at his highest position on the world rankings a week before the Ryder Cup after a 13 year absence from the competition.
The Aberdeen-born major winner played in the European team who lost in the controversial Ryder Cup when it was held at Brookline, in 1999, the year of his British Open victory.
So next week is when it all kicks off at Medinah Country Club in Chicago involving 24 of the worlds top 35 players, 17 of which will also compete this week at the Tour Championship.
All of the American team have made it through to the final of the FedEx Cup play-offs, plus the best player in the world right now Rory McIlroy who leads the season-long cash-grab race for the $10million pay day.
It’s going to be an exciting couple of weeks of golf ahead. Can Rory keep his nerve and win the big pot? Will his mind be on the Ryder Cup? Who will win the Ryder Cup? These are all questions that will be answered very soon!