With every member of the top-12 in the European team rankings playing abroad in the lucrative WGC-NEC Invitational, players outside the bubble must fare as best they can at the Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship.
Some of those players are Andrew Oldcorn, who at 14th on the list, is desperately fighting for valuable points down the stretch. So too is Mathias Gronberg, who sits just behind Oldcorn at No. 15. The same can be said for Robert Karlsson (17th), Paul Lawrie (21st) and Thomas Levet (22nd).
However, with guaranteed money for all the contestants at the WGC ' and more importantly, money that counts for European Ryder Cup points ' the chances of real movement on the list from the Gleneagles Hotel this week will only come for one of the players in contention for winning.
Gleneagles is playing to 7,060 yards this week. The course is said to be rather inundated with water from large amounts of rainfall in recent times.
The winning purse this week is set at slightly over 263,000 euro. The check would come as a nice spot for any of the Ryder Cup hopefuls, and it would certainly come as a big deal for Tobias Dier, who just last week earned his first victory in the North West of Ireland Open.