Published: Aug 26, 2011 7:04 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 27, 2011 6:30 AM EDT

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) - Thomas Bjorn is putting all thoughts of Ryder Cup captaincy to one side while he enjoys a renaissance in the twilight of his career.

The 40-year-old Bjorn is being spoken of as a potential leader of the European team for the 2014 match against the United States.

However, the veteran Dane has offered plenty of evidence this year that his playing career is far from on the slide, winning in Qatar in February and finishing fourth at the British Open last month.

Bjorn says "when you feel the way I do, being on the golf course inside the ropes hitting the golf shots, that's what you want to do."

Bjorn is in a share of the lead at the Johnnie Walker Championship on the Gleneagles course that will host the 2014 Ryder Cup.