Thomas Bjorn was named captain for Team Europe at the 2018 Ryder Cup, golf’s biggest match-play showdown.
“I’ve never looked forward to anything so much in my life” pic.twitter.com/p9PDK557qj
— Ryder Cup Team EUR (@RyderCupEurope) December 6, 2016
The Dane was vice-captain at Hazeltine earlier this year (his fourth time in the role) and has played on three successful Ryder Cup teams.
He beat Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Paul Lawrie to the role of captain and will lead Team Europe when the biennial contest heads to Le Golf National in 2018.
Wow. Truly honoured to be 2018 @RyderCupEurope captain. I cant wait for next 20+ months. Today is the greatness day of my career – so far ?
— Thomas Bjørn (@thomasbjorngolf) December 6, 2016
Bjorn, aged 45, won 15 times in an illustrious European Tour career, including a triumph at the 2013 Nedbank Golf Challenge. He has been the head of that tour’s Players Committee and is a clear leader with a somewhat abrasive demeanour.