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Thomas Bjorn has insisted that his place in Europe's Ryder Cup team is far from assured despite hitting a stunning 10-under 62 at the BMW PGA Championships.

Bjorn, 43, set an electric pace on Wentworth's famous West Course, carding a course-record 10-under 62, only equalled by Sweden's Robert Karlsson in 2010.

Karlsson's score was officially classed as a nine-under as the 12th was a par four in that year, making Bjorn the new record holder of sorts.

After his round he told reporters: "You shoot great rounds in your career but to shoot 62 on this course, you can't ask for more.

"To step out on this course of all courses and play like I did today was surprising. It was just one of those days where you walk off the course and think I want to keep playing."

Bjorn hit a bogey-free round that included eight birdies and one eagle, finishing just before play was suspended due to dangerous weather conditions - further proof it was always going to be his day.

His incredible round naturally lead to the mention of the upcoming Ryder Cup as he moves ever closer to making the team for the first time in 12-years. However, the Dane insists he still has a lot of work to do before he can be confident of a place in Team Europe.

"I still think I need to do a lot more," he said. "There are a lot of guys playing great golf at the moment and over the last weeks a few names are starting to come back into the frame."

"The team, no matter who gets in, is going to be a great team, but you've just got to stay ahead of the next guy. There's a long way to go and there's very big golf tournaments along the way."

Although the Ryder Cup is the jewel in the golfing calendar, Bjorn insists that he is not basing his season around it, instead focusing on playing, or better yet, enjoying, his golf.

He said: "The Ryder Cup is not the main focus of my season. The main focus is to play of golf and to compete. If I can do that, the the rest will take care of itself." 

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