Henrik Stenson insists he has unfinished business with the Ryder Cup and has admitted he is looking to score more points this time around.
The 38-year-old has a mixed record in the competition after tasting victory at the K Club in 2006. However, he was on the losing side at Valhalla two years later and, with his form below par, he has missed the event ever since.
Stenson produced some magnificent golf in 2013 to storm to the top of the world rankings and Paul McGinley has selected him on his team for the 2014 event at Gleneagles.
The Swede has a poor record individually, having only taken three points from a possible seven, and he has admitted he is desperate to improve this weekend.
“It’s been a while. I played in 2006 and 2008 but I never felt like I was done,” he said.
“I wanted to get the European shirt on at least once more, and here we are. I’m delighted with that.
“Hopefully I’ll play a bigger role in terms of the points that I can bring to the team.
“I got one-and-a-half out of three matches at the K Club and one-and-a-half out of four matches at Valhalla – I wouldn’t mind getting some points out of this one.”
Stenson’s recent form is below his usual best and he will be hoping to improve in practice before taking on the USA.
He is 17.00 win the most points at the Ryder Cup but he has not finished higher than 23rd in three events since the US PGA Championship.