Tuesday, 09 October 2018
Thorbjorn Olesen  (Getty Images)
Thorbjorn Olesen (Getty Images)

Ryder Cup winner Thorbjørn Olesen is targeting some more individual glory to finish the season.

The Dane, who beat Jordan Spieth during the singles on the final day at Le Golf National as Europe regained the Ryder Cup, returns to action at this week's Sky Sports British Masters at Walton Heath.

With five European Tour titles to his name - the last coming at the Italian Open in June - the 28 year old is hoping to add to his tally before the end of the season.

"I think it's pretty easy to look forward to (the rest of the season)," he said.

"They're all great tournaments, starting this week with the British Masters. I'm going to play four or five more and they're all big events so it's easy to get motivated for that and I'm looking forward to the last bit of the season and hopefully I can see if I can get another win."

 It was so special and something I'll remember for the rest of my life - Thorbjørn Olesen

Olesen's Ryder Cup debut was a memorable one and he took the week off after the victory in Paris, which helped the moment sink it.

"It was a nice week last week to get a bit of rest, just chill out," he said. "It's been great, I went out to my golf club and everybody congratulated me. And today being here at Walton Heath, it's been great.

"I watched a little bit of Sunday's rounds, saw a few of my putts drop in which was nice to remember the feeling I had on the golf course. It was so special and something I'll remember for the rest of my life."

Vice-captain Lee Westwood played his role in Europe's success and was also grateful for having last week off. 

The Englishman said: "It was nice to have last week off. I really did miss playing the Dunhill but I've been to Ryder Cups before and it's tough to reenergise yourself for the week after so it was nice to have a week off and recharge and be ready for this week.

"It's a great tournament, a very prestigious tournament on the European Tour. It's obviously special this week, being at Walton Heath which has a lot of history and tradition in the game and hopefully my game will be in good shape and I'll have a chance come Sunday afternoon."

Westwood goes into the tournament pleased with his form, having finished second at the Made in Denmark in early September, then ending in a tie for 12th at the Omega European Masters and tied 36th at the KLM Open.

He added: "Yeah I started to hit the ball well, started to shoot a few more lower scores, started to hit some 65s and such.

"I came close in Denmark, lost a play-off there, and played well the following week in Switzerland so I think my game is coming into shape and I'm looking forward to having a good finish to the season."

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