Ryder Cup captains outline social media policy for this week

Ryder Cup Bjorn And Furyk

Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk have said they expect the players on their respective Ryder Cup teams to be responsible on social media this week.

Neither captain will be imposing any kind of social media ‘blackout’ on their players, instead trusting them not to let tweeting, updating Facebook and posting photos on Instagram interfere with the task at hand: winning the Ryder Cup.

• How to watch the 2018 Ryder Cup on television

• 2018 Ryder Cup tee times and pairings

“I don't really have any policies, per se, other than you obviously want to keep everything straight and narrow,” said US captain Furyk. “I think social media is great when it's fun. But past that, you know, I don't really see any issues or concerns.”

Bjorn added that he has “no problem” with his players using the platforms.

Ryder Cup 1St Tee

• Statistically, these are the best Ryder Cup players of all time

• Win a TaylorMade M4 courtesy of bunkered THIS WEEK

“I think a young player today, it's such a big part of their lives,” said the Dane. “I think if you put restrictions on what they can do and how they live their lives, it changes them a bit.

• Bernard Gallacher: "I threw Dave Stockton's Christmas card in the fire"

“As Jim says, it's a high-pressure week and a sensitive week, and I'm sure they on both sides will respect that.

“But social media is part of a sportsman's life today and you can't take them out of that.”

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
FOUR GOLF LESSONS WITH STEVE JOHNSTON – BIG CHANGES! (Epic Mission EP 7)
Epic Mission
play button
A ROUND WITH MARC WARREN (Epic Mission EP 6)
Epic Mission
play button
Motocaddy S1 & Pro-Series REVIEW & GIVEAWAY
Motocaddy
play button
MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME (Epic Mission EP 5)
Epic Mission
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Patrick Reed's caddie sent home from Presidents Cup after "punching fan"
"Scottish golf's problem? Every day is Black Friday"
EXCLUSIVE Clubs object to Scottish Golf systems "monopoly"
Thorbjorn Olesen enters plea in sexual assault case
Tommy Gainey shoots 66 days after prostitution arrest

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
REVIEW - Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Hold your finish to improve your discipline
Watch
play button
Denis Pugh’s tips for swinging on plane
Watch
play button
The correct grip pressure
Watch
play button
Swing your arms more freely
Callaway
See all videos right arrow