Yannik Paul: I’ll have ‘legitimate’ Ryder Cup chance if I win again

Yannik Paul believes he needs to win again on the DP World Tour to have a “legitimate chance” of making the Ryder Cup team.

The German has enjoyed a rapid rise into the golfing spotlight following his maiden victory last year’s 2022 Mallorca Golf Open along with several other top ten finishes.

The 29-year-old now finds himself third in the European Points list, with the top three automatically qualifying for Luke Donald’s side this September.

When asked if he’s starting to prioritise the Ryder Cup, Paul told Worldwide Golf: “I’m not sure I’m prioritising it, but obviously I’m aware of it just because you start to play with the Captains and the Vice Captains, and stuff like that.

“It’s not my main goal. It comes when you focus on the things that you can control.

“If I get better and improve my game, and repeatedly work on the right things then I’ll hopefully get a lot of good results which will hopefully lead to the Ryder Cup.

“But I’m not trying to build my schedule now, or do anything differently so I have a better chance of playing the Ryder Cup.

“It’s a by-product of playing well. I’m in third place right now, but I know there’s a lot of golf and a lot of big events, multiple Majors coming up.

“There are so many points. I think I need to win one or two events, and then I’ll have a legitimate chance.”

Paul is set to tee it up at this week’s Korea Championship Presented by Genesis on the DP World Tour.

Read more of our interview with Paul in our upcoming magazine, available both in print and online.

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