Lawrie joy at Ryder Cup spot
Paul Lawrie says he is "thrilled" to have sealed his place in the European Ryder Cup team to take on USA later this year.
The Scot is back in the European team after qualifying in fourth place in the points table - 13 years after his one and only appearance in the team competition. The 43-year-old will be part of Jose Maria Olazabal's squad for the Medinah Country Club showdown and he could barely contain his joy at confirming his place but admitted he was concentrating on doing well in this week's Johnnie Walker Championship. "I'm thrilled to know that my place in the 2012 Ryder Cup team is now secure," Lawrie said. "My focus is on the here and now, though, and that continues with playing well here at Gleneagles."