European captain Thomas Bjorn expects England’s Tyrrell Hatton to be in his Ryder Cup side next year after watching him defend his Dunhill Links title.
Hatton, 25, missed the cut at all four majors this year, but won his second European Tour title by finishing three shots clear of Ross Fisher in Scotland.
Bjorn believes the High Wycombe player can “achieve great things” in the game.
“He’s a wonderful player and he’s got a great attitude towards the game,” Bjorn told BBC Three Counties Radio.
“He’s aggressive in his mind, he wants to achieve things and sometimes that might come across like people think he’s too aggressive, but that’s what you want from your players.
“You want young players that want to get out there and be the best they can be.”
The 2018 Ryder Cup will take place at Golf National on the outskirts of Paris from 28-30 September, with Bjorn selecting four wild cards to join the eight automatic qualifiers.
Hatton – who would be making his debut if he faces the US in France next autumn – is at the top of the early points table, with the qualifying period beginning just over a month ago.
He began the final day of the Dunhill Links on the Old Course five shots ahead of the field and fired a six-under 66 to retain his title on 24 under.
“Performances like his at the weekend are very special and for the very few,” Bjorn said.
“He really has risen and become a player that has a very good chance of not just being there [at the Ryder Cup] in 12 months, but in general has a good chance of achieving great things.”
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