21 Oct 2011

Walker Cup to Ryder Cup is the goal, says Lewis

6:13 am on 21 October 2011

The young British golfer Tom Lewis has his sights set on a 2012 Ryder Cup appearance but knows it will be a long campaign to get there.

The 20-year-old has the golfing world at his feet after a breathtaking Portugal Masters victory and winning his third event as a professional on Sunday.

Lewis has soared to third on the European points table ahead of next year's match against United States in Illinois and on the eve of the Castello Masters told reporters that the Ryder Cup looks do-able.

Lewis, who played in Britain and Ireland's triumphant Walker Cup team against the US last month, is just behind Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark, who leads the race to be crowned rookie of the year.

A good result in Spain could make Lewis favourite for the Henry Cotton award.