Paul Lawrie aims for Ryder Cup slot

In-form Paul Lawrie is "focused" on claiming a Ryder Cup place after his latest rise up the rankings.

The Scot, who finished tied for second at BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, has risen to 29th after being 272nd 14 months ago.

"I'm trying to play every week; not for a second am I thinking I'm in there yet," he told BBC Scotland.

"There's a long way to go but it's my job to play as well as I can."

The 1999 Open champion, who shot a final round 66 to finish four strokes behind BMW PGA Championship winner Luke Donald, sits second in the Ryder Cup points race.

However, the 43-year-old is taking nothing for granted.

Final leaderboard

-15

L Donald (Eng)

-11

J Rose (Eng), Paul Lawrie (Sco)

-8

Peter Lawrie (Ire)

-7

B Grace (SA)

"You've got to take one week at a time," he said. "I won't be in the Ryder Cup team until they announce it."

Lawrie was happy with his display in the final round at Wentworth, adding: "I played solid tee to green and hit the ball really well.

"It could've have been better, which seems a bit silly when you've just shot six under par on a pretty tough golf course.

"But it was much easier today. I think they watered the greens overnight and it was much softer and easier."