Ian Poulter need have no worries about his Ryder Cup place - even if he is bumped back out of an automatic spot on the team this week.
Poulter replaced Sergio Garcia in the 10th and last automatic position with his joint third place finish at the USPGA Championship.
Garcia and Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts have the chance to relegate Poulter at this week's Wyndham Championship in North Carolina, but given his last day performance and the inspirational displays the Englishman has given in the last two Ryder Cups he looks nailed on for a wild card from captain Jose Maria Olazabal if need be.
Poulter birdied the first five holes - and six of the first seven - in a charge that brought him only one behind leader Rory McIlroy.
The Irish star then showed everybody a clean pair of heels to win by a staggering eight and as he ran out of steam over the closing stretch Poulter was pipped for second by compatriot David Lynn.
With four points out of five in Louisville in 2008 - he was a controversial wild card then - and three out of four at Celtic Manor two years ago Poulter has been a key member of the European side.
"It's just a shame I couldn't quite finish it off," he said of his closing 69 at Kiawah Island.
"I guess it was a dream start and it was a great day.
"This is the last tournament I was going to play for Ryder Cup qualification and I had to play well.
"I was just outside the points, now I'm just inside the points. I don't know how that's going to play out obviously with Gleneagles (next week's Johnnie Walker Championship is the last counting event), but hopefully that's good enough to get me an automatic spot.
"I didn't want to rely on the phone call. I've been there, albeit it was a nice phone call to receive (from Nick Faldo) because I was on the right side of it."
Padraig Harrington received the same call from Colin Montgomerie last time, but is in a more shaky position now.
He had to win the final major of the year to force his way into the side, but although next week's Barclays tournament on New York's Long Island - first of the FedEx Cup play-offs - does not count for points, Olazabal is going to watch it before deciding his two wild cards.
He spoke far more enthusiastically last week about Garcia than he did about Harrington and there is also the possibility now that the out-of-form former world number one Martin Kaymer could need a pick, especially as he has not entered the Gleneagles event.
The following, though, are now safe - McIlroy, Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell, Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Paul Lawrie, Peter Hanson and Francesco Molinari.