Surprise package Lynn dreaming of Ryder Cup debut
By Tony Jimenez
LONDON (Reuters) - Journeyman professional David Lynn is pinching himself at the prospect of winning an unlikely place in Europe's Ryder Cup team following this week's final points-counting event in Scotland.
The 38-year-old Englishman caused a surprise by finishing second at this month's U.S. PGA Championship and he is again looking to catch captain Jose Maria Olazabal's eye in the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles that starts on Thursday.
Lynn's performance at Kiawah Island lifted him from 28th to 13th on the points table for next month's Ryder Cup match against United States in Illinois.
"Jumping 15 places was just fantastic," Lynn told the European tour's official website (www.europeantour.com).
"Last year I missed the cut at the Johnnie Walker but I'm feeling much more positive this year. If I can play like I did at Kiawah Island who knows what will happen."
Lynn feels he has an outside chance of earning one of the two wildcard selections available in Olazabal's 12-man team.
"If I was 11th or something like that on the rankings I would have a chance of a wildcard," he said. "I'm just glad to be part of the conversation, to be honest."
The blond, 6-foot-3 Lynn has never finished higher than 26th on the money-list and has only one tournament victory to his name. Continued...