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Thomas Bjorn named Europe Ryder Cup captain for 2018

It has been confirmed that Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn will captain Europe at the 2018 Ryder Cup in Paris.

The 45-year-old will be only the fourth man from outside the British Isles to lead the team, after Spanish duo Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal, and Germany’s Bernhard Langer.

He has been vice-captain four times and played in the event in 1997, 2002 and 2014, and has won 15 European tour titles.

“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,” said Bjorn, who spoke to GOLF RETAILING earlier on this year about his career and apparel.

“I studied a lot of captains as a player and as a vice-captain and always wondered what that 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.”