Thomas Bjørn named new Ryder Cup captain

Dane to lead the way for Europe in 2018

Pitting Europe against the US, the biennial Ryder Cup is one of golf’s most intense and anticipated events. And in 2018, Europe will be captained by Thomas Bjørn.

The 45-year-old Dane, who has already been a vice-captain four times, will take over from Darren Clarke, who captained Europe in a close defeat to the US this year.

“It’s a huge honour for me to be named European captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup in Paris. This is one of the greatest days in my career,” said Bjørn.

“I studied a lot of captains as a player and as a vice-captain and always wondered what the feeling would be like to be the one leading out a team of 12 great players. Now it’s my turn to do just that and it is an exciting moment for me. I have lived and breathed the European Tour for so long, and now I will do the same with the Ryder Cup for the next two years. I’m very much looking forward to taking on this task.”

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Aside from being a vice-captain, Bjørn has fond memories as a player. He took part three times – in 1997, 2002 and 2014 – beating the Americans on all three occasions.

With 15 European Tour titles under his belt, Bjørn is Denmark’s best ever golfer  – although his last triumph was three years ago.





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