BJØRN Thomas

Thomas BJØRN

DEN

Biography

ResidenceGothenburg, Sweden
Date of Birth:18/02/1971
Place of BirthSilkeborg, Denmark
Height & Weight6ft 3½in 13st 12lbs (189cm 88kg)
FamilyWife: Pernilla (m. 1998); Children: Filippa (1999), Oliver and Julia (twins) (2003)
InterestsFootball, movies, Liverpool FC
Web Sitewww.imgworld.com
Turned Pro1993 (scratch)
Qualifying School(1992), (93)

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Biography

Captured his biggest pay cheque of an illustrious career in winning a 15th European Tour title at the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the start of 2014. That win, along with an eighth place finish at The Masters and taking third at the BMW PGA Championship, secured a return to Europe's Ryder Cup Team, making his third appearance in a winning team. Finished the season in twelfth place in The Race to Dubai. Won the Omega European Masters for the second time in his career a year earlier, where the Dane carded a final round 65 to tie with Craig Lee, who he beat at the first hole of the play-off. Enjoyed a prolific season in 2011, winning the Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy, the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles and the Omega European Masters. The Gleneagles triumph was all the more impressive given that he emerged victorious from a five-man, five-hole play-off, and he won the very next week in Crans-sur-Sierre. Appointed Chairman of The European Tour’s Tournament Committee in 2007, his leadership skills have been used to good effect in the Vivendi Seve Trophy, in which he captained Continental Europe in 2009, and in The 2004, 2010 and 2012 Ryder Cups, where has was vice captain to winning captains Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie and José María Olazábal. On the playing side, Bjørn is yet to appear on a losing Ryder Cup team. He made his debut in the biennial contest in 1997, where he became the first Danish Ryder Cup player, and has also appeared for his continent in the fiercely competitive match play event in 2002 and 2014. Played on the Challenge Tour in his early professional career and won four titles on his way to topping the Rankings in 1995, before emerging as a genuinely world class player by capturing the Loch Lomond World Invitational in 1996 – the first of his 15 European Tour victories to date. A football fan, he is a keen supporter of Liverpool FC.

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Challenge Tour Wins3
European Tour Wins15
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR36
Race To Dubai25
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 795,338 (2014)

Teams

Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 1992 Jacques Leglise Trophy 1988, 90 Boys, Youths, Seniors 1987-92 Professional Ryder Cup 1997 (winners), 02 (winners) World Cup 1996, 97, 01, 06, 13 Seve Trophy 2000 (winners), 02, 03, 05, 07, 09 (Captain), 11, 13 (winners) Royal Trophy 2006 (winners) EURASIA CUP 2014

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