The US Open winner Rory McIlroy is likely to be packing up his golf clothing and heading to the US next season to play on the PGA Tour after a one-year absence.
"I'm leaning towards taking my card here again - I'm comfortable in this country and I feel like my game suits the courses," said McIlroy, who is at the moment preparing for the WGC-Bridgestone event in Ohio.
He said he is currently looking at houses in Florida and he noted that he seems to play his best golf across the pond.
The 22-year-old also said he regretted some of the comments he made following the Open at Royal St Georges.
"I was very frustrated with how the weekend had gone at the Open. If I had to do it again I would probably have said something different but I just said what was on my mind at the time," he explained.
Like other European Ryder Cup hopefuls, such as Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter, he will retain his membership of the European Tour, which requires him to play at least 13 events.