Paul Lawrie is in position to celebrate his return to the Ryder Cup with another victory on Sunday - as Nicolas Colsaerts fights "like a dog" to be on the plane to Chicago with him.
Lawrie, who last represented Europe way back in 1999, leads the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles by one from Frenchman Romain Wattel after a third-round 67.
Belgian Colsaerts, meanwhile, needs a top-two finish to knock Martin Kaymer out of the last automatic spot on Jose Maria Olazabal's side, but a one-under-par 71 has left him in joint 13th place.
It may not matter what he shoots in the final round, however. Unless Padraig Harrington wins in America, the big-hitting Colsaerts is the name on just about everyone's lips as the expected choice to join Ian Poulter as a wild card.
Thomas Bjorn, one of the four assistant captains along with Darren Clarke, Paul McGinley and Miguel Angel Jimenez, had dinner with Olazabal on Friday night.
"I think he's pretty much where he wants to be with the team," he said.
"He's pretty certain what he wants to do and there's only a few people that can really rock the boat if they win the last tournament.
"We talked about a lot of things - including obviously Nicolas Colsaerts, but a lot of other players. I think he listened to all of us and he's got to make a decision Monday morning.
"We can only give him information and say what we see out there. He's pretty cool and he's studied everybody down to the last detail.
"He knows what he wants to do and what team he wants to bring - and that's a good thing I think. He's very much in good spirit about what he's got."