THOMAS BJORN | RYDER CUP
Players and fans alike have been voicing their opinions after Thomas Bjorn was named European captain for the 2018 Ryder Cup.
The Dane, who will be tasked with winning back the trophy after the 17-11 defeat to USA two months ago, has played in three Ryder Cups and been vice-captain on four separate occasions - including at Hazeltine.
And, in his role as chairman of the Players’ Committee on the European Tour, it’s no surprise that his appointment has been well received by his peers.
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Congratulations to @thomasbjorngolf on becoming @RyderCupEurope Captain for 2018 in France. pic.twitter.com/N2e7XFbpad
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) December 6, 2016
Big congrats to my friend @thomasbjorngolf on Captaincy for the 2018 @rydercup. He will be a great leader and I will work hard to be there. — Graeme McDowell (@Graeme_McDowell) December 6, 2016
Congrats to @thomasbjorngolf for being named the @RyderCupEurope Skipper for Paris 2018! — Bernd Wiesberger (@BWiesberger) December 6, 2016
Massive congratulations to @thomasbjorngolf on being captain to try and regain the #bringithome #fighttobeonteameurope https://t.co/81bibYLss1 — Ross Fisher (@RossFisher) December 6, 2016
That view was also shared by some other celebrities.
Congratulations and good luck to @thomasbjorngolf on becoming Ryder Cup captain. Excellent choice. — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 6, 2016
Massive congrats to @thomasbjorngolf being the new @RyderCupEurope captain!!!!! Always the bridesmaid now finally the bride!!!
— Brian Mcfadden (@BrianMcFadden) December 6, 2016
Congratulations @thomasbjorngolf ,, you say Thomas ,,, I say .. B @flintoff11
— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) December 6, 2016
Fans also seemed to give Thomas Bjorn their overwhelming support, but there were a handful who remain to be convinced.
@MMcEwanBunkered Bjorn could be quite a divisive figure. Just ask Woosie. — Matthew O'Neill (@ONeillMatty) December 6, 2016
@MMcEwanBunkered Really not convinced about Bjorn. — Ewan McQueen (@ewanmcqueen_91) December 6, 2016
@thomasbjorngolf @RyderCupEurope Goid luck but keep it Strictly Business. Dump the old pals act and go for form
— Bigwull59 (@w_westcott) December 6, 2016
@thomasbjorngolf @RyderCupEurope keep it strictly business and don't pick your friends we've been there before. All the best
— Ben Heald (@BenHeald_29) December 6, 2016
Thomas Bjorn named 2018 Ryder Cup captain
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