Glasgow golfer Ewen Ferguson has targeted a place on the PGA Tour after claiming his first professional victories.
The 26-year-old triumphed at the Qatar Masters in March before picking up his second DP World Tour win at the ISPS Handa World Invitational last month.
His next commitment is this week’s PGA Championship at Wentworth.
“I would like to go to America with my caddy, my coach and some family members there, and try to do well in the United States,” he said.
“That would be nice. I’m also a bit of a bird at home. I like to go back to Glasgow and see what’s going on and I would love to play in Europe too.”
The path to the PGA Tour could well arrive as soon as the end of next season. Places will be up for grabs through the rankings in Europe with 10 places for the top ranked who do not yet have a place on the PGA Tour.
“It’s obviously a really good incentive to try and keep improving but, like I said, I’m just trying to keep moving forward,” Ferguson told BBC Scotland.
“If I continue like I do, I’ll be there. I just need to be careful what I can control and all of that takes care of themselves, really. Getting into tournaments and then getting into more big tournaments – it all just falls into place.”
“I have nothing to change”
Ferguson joins 10 other Scots at Wentworth while world number three Rory McIlroy is also on the pitch, alongside top-10 ranked Jon Rahm and Victor Hovland.
Ferguson started this year ranked 301st but thinks he needs very little change to improve on his current position of 136th.
“I don’t need to change anything,” he said. “I’m going up the path and just trying to keep going up the path. Once my mindset starts to allow me to take it to the next level, it will allow me to win even further.
“I’m in no rush. I’ve tried to improve every year as a pro, even a little better. I feel like I’ve improved and improved my ranking. I’m getting there where I want to be.
“The next step will be to try and get into some of the majors and maybe some PGA Tour events.”
MacIntyre hopes to quit ‘slide’
Another Scotsman looking for a good week is Robert MacIntyre of Oban, who by his own addition has “dipped” this season.
MacIntyre, 26, played with Ferguson for the first two rounds last week in Denmark and, having played together as amateurs, says it was a great experience to play together as pros.
“Obviously knowing each other since we were young is always good,” MacIntyre said. “He’s been amazing this year. I think that just pushes all Scots.
“You want to be there. It was the same when I came to the circuit. I wanted to be where some of the other guys are and I slipped a bit, but we are all capable of winning regardless of the week. “