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Bjorn named Team Europe’s second vice captain for Ryder Cup

By Reuters
April 17, 2024
Danish professional golfer Thomas Bjorn. — AFP/File
Danish professional golfer Thomas Bjorn. — AFP/File

LONDON: Team Europe captain Luke Donald has named Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn as his second vice-captain on Tuesday for next year’s Ryder Cup, which will be played in New York.

The 53-year-old Bjorn has represented Europe three times as a player, six times as vice-captain and captained the team to victory in the 2018 edition in Paris. He is the second vice-captain to be named by Donald following Italian Edoardo Molinari. “He means a lot to me. He’s passed on his knowledge and I’ve had a great relationship with him over the last few years. To have those relationships, to enjoy the people you’re spending time with along that journey is really important,” Donald said in a statement.