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Lee Westwood is setting his sights to qualify automatically for Europe's Ryder Cup squad as he hopes to peak in time for next month's US Open.

The Englishman is currently situated in 14th position in the European Points ladder with only four automatic places up for grabs for September's showpiece event at Gleneagles.

But Westwood remains confident that he can earn enough points between now and then to occupy one of those four automatic places come September.

Europe captain Paul McGinley will be assembling a squad of the top four players from the European Points list as well as five leading players from the Ryder Cup World Points list and will also select three picks himself.

Westwood achieved a seventh placed finish during last months US Masters at Augusta before winning the Maybank Malaysian Open by a massive seven strokes in late April.

Despite this win in Malaysia on the European Tour, Westwood feels that it's imperative that he rekindles this kind of form during the majors. 

"The majors are what you try and peak for, they're three good venues this year and hopefully I can get my game in shape for those," he told Sky Sports.

"I'm in pretty good shape now so ideally you'd like to peak at the start of the year and carry it on all the way through but certainly main focus for top players is the major championships."

Points for the automatic qualification for the European Ryder Cup team closes on August 31 after the Italian Open and Deutsche Bank Championship.

McGinley will then choose his three picks a few days later on September 2 but Westwood is hoping he can seal his place automatically.

"I was talking to Paul last week and he would like me to qualify automatically and that's what I'm trying to do," he added.

"I'm starting to play well; I'm just on the edge of it. I need a couple of good results and I should seal my place but I don't take anything for granted."

Westwood has represented Europe for the last eight Ryder Cups but is still searching for his maiden major victory.

In October 2010, Westwood became the World number one golfer, ending the reign of Tiger Woods, and becoming the first British golfer since Nick Faldo in 1994 to hold that position. He held the number one position for a total of 22 weeks.

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