Thomas Bjorn was named as captain for Team Europe at the 2018 Ryder Cup, golf’s biggest match play showdown.
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.
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
He was set to beat Padraig Harrington, Lee Westwood and Paul Lawrie to the role of captain when the biennial contest heads to Le Golf National in 2018.
Bjorn, aged 45, won 15 timers in an illustrious European Tour career, including a triumph at the 2013 Nedbank Golf Challenge. He has been the head of that tour’s Player Committee and is a clear leader, with an occasionally abrasive demeanour.
An official announcement is due to be made on Tuesday.
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