Ryder Cup contender Paul Broadhurst has two more immediate targets in mind as he heads the Midland challenge at the Nissan Irish Open today.
The Atherstone golfer is currently enjoying such a consistent run of form that Sunday's seventh-place finish at the Quinn Direct British Masters at The Belfry almost left him feeling disappointed.
But the #54,000 cheque he banked was a considerable consolation. It took him three places up the world rankings to 52nd and right on the fringe of the Top-50 spot that would earn him automatic selection for next month's US Open at Winged Foot in New York State and the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.
Broadhurst is also one of the prime challengers for a place in Ian Woosnam's Ryder Cup squad, sitting seventh on the list of ten auto-matic qualifiers from the World and European rankings. But his attitude remains the same - a case of Que Sera, Sera.
"If it happens, then it happens," said Broadhurst. "I've just got to concentrate on my game and I know I've still got a lot to work on. It's not 100 per cent, so any top-ten finish in a good field like we had at The Belfry, you've got to be pleased with."
Just as last year, Broadhurst goes to Ireland a mere six weeks after winning in Portugal. And, although he was his usual model of consistency in this event's first staging at Carton House in County Kildare 12 months ago, he will look to cut out the sloppy second-round 75 that left him so far down the field, 11 shots behind the winner, England's Stephen Dodd.
Fellow Warwickshire golfers Tom Whitehouse and Steve Webster both make their debut at the Colin Montgomerie-designed course. Webster is hoping that a weekend's practice at The Belfry will help following his missed cut in the British Masters.
"I just didn't get it going at all last week," he said. "Off the tee, I hit it great, but I didn't give myself any chances. I missed too many greens and I didn't putt very well and to be 65 yards from the pin and take seven, as I did on Friday at the 13th, just summed it up.
"But there's always next week. I went last year and pulled out, but I'm playing in the Pro/Am and that will give me a measure of the course."
Whitehouse, by contrast, goes to Ireland on the back of the biggest pay cheque of his career, #40,000 for his joint-eighth finish at The Belfry and to get as high as he did, at the same time knowing that he can still play better, has given him real hope.
"There's loads of room for improvement," said the young man from Coleshill. "I'm starting to prove I can play. I had to dig in a bit on the final day at The Belfry, but it's next stop Ireland and maybe I can move on a bit and go one step further."
Worcestershire's John Bickerton is also in the starting line-up at Carton House, hoping for better than last year's event when, having only just made the cut, a final round of 78 left him tied for last place.
The rest of the field is headed by three-times former winner Montgomerie, looking to make a little more use of his inside knowledge than he did last year, when he tied for 28th place.
"It is not easy playing a course you've designed," he said. "But there would be no greater thrill than winning on your own course."
Home contenders Darren Clarke, Paul McGinley, Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell are all out to become the first Irish winner since John O'Leary in 1982.
Meanwhile, Wolverhampton's Peter Baker heads to Belgium for the latest Challenge Tour event, the Telenet Trophy at Limburg.