Former Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjørn has been appointed to the Board of the European Tour as a Non-Authorities Director with quick have an effect on.
The 49-year earlier will ship important present participant perspective to the Board, with 2020 being the Dane’s 25th consecutive season as a European Tour professional – having made his first look in 1996.
All via that point he furthermore served as chairperson of the Match Committee itself for a decade from 2007 to 2016, ahead of stepping apart to focus on the build-up to his Ryder Cup captaincy triumph in France.
A staunch supporter of European golf and the European Tour all via his profession, Bjorn’s time as Match Committee chairperson coincided with among the many many most important adjustments to the European Tour in its 48-year historic earlier.
“I’m delighted and honoured to be invited to affix the Board of the European Tour,” talked about Bjorn on his appointment.
“I’ve lived and breathed the European Tour for the sooner 25 years and, in that point, I’ve frequently strived to do the right I am going to to progress each the Tour itself and its membership. The an equivalent might be the case on the board and I’m wanting ahead to attending to work as quickly as potential.”
European Tour chairperson David Williams talked about: “I am delighted to welcome Thomas to our European Tour Board. His stellar profession is efficiently documented, collectively collectively together with his 2018 expertise as a worthwhile Ryder Cup Captain. He has frequently had our members’ pursuits at coronary coronary coronary heart, and he’ll proceed to take movement on our Board.”
Bjorn’s profession highlights:
– Graduated from the Draw back Tour the place he achieved main on the Rankings in 1995
– Gained the celebrated Loch Lomond World Invitational in his first season in 1996 on his technique to being named The Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Yr
– Licensed for Europe’s Ryder Cup crew at Valderrama the next yr, the primary Danish participant to play all through the biennial contest, and was undefeated as Europe gained 14 ½ – 13 ½
– Carried out in three European Ryder Cup Groups, worthwhile each time; 1997, 2002 and 2014
– Was a Vice Captain all via three additional European Ryder Cup triumphs; 2004, 2010 and 2012
– Captained Europe to a well-known 17 ½ – 10 ½ victory at Le Golf Nationwide in Paris in September 2018
– Has gained 15 instances to this point on the European Tour over a 17 yr interval from 1996 to 2013
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