In two weeks outgoing captain Davis Love, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and three PGA of America officials will sit down to begin discussing the next Ryder Cup captain. The favourite for many is Jim Furyk, still the No 34 in the world.
Jaidee in seventh heaven at European Open
It was a seventh win for Thongchai Jaidee after he held off Graeme Storm in Germany to become just the second Asian player – the first was Isao Aoki at Sunningdale in 1983 – to capture the European Open.
The 45-year-old Thai player, who will make his Presidents Cup debut in two weeks, came to the last needing a par but then hit the greenside hospitality unit before a lengthy ruling after his ball finished in between some re-laid turf.
But he chipped up to eight feet and rolled the putt in.
Storm was second in this event 10 years ago when Kennie Ferrie prevailed at the K Club but he did have the consolation of securing his card for 2016.
Jaidee said: “It’s a very special week for me. It is the third time I have won outside of Asia, so I’m very excited about that and I’m happy to win this tournament.
"I’m feeling very confident at the moment. I didn’t make many mistakes this week – only one bogey all week.
"It was very exciting on the last three holes. The 18th is tough and you can’t miss the fairway. I had to go left and then it was a good chip and a good putt at the last to win.”