BJØRN Thomas

Thomas BJØRN



ResidenceGothenburg, Sweden
AttachmentThe Shire London Golf Club
Date of Birth:18/02/1971
Place of BirthSilkeborg, Denmark
Height & Weight6ft 3½in 13st 12lbs (189cm 88kgs)
FamilyChildren: Filippa (1999), Oliver and Julia (twins) (2003)
InterestsFootball, movies, Liverpool FC
Turned Pro1993 (scratch)
Qualifying School(1992), (93)

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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 Tournament and sharing third at the BMW PGA Championship, secured a return to Europe's Ryder Cup team, making his third appearance in a winning side. Won the Omega European Masters for the second time in his career a year earlier, carding 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 Commercial Bank 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 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 Seve Trophy, in which he captained Continental Europe in 2009, and in the 2004, 2010, 12 and 16 Ryder Cups, where he was vice captain to Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, José María Olazábal and Darren Clarke. He made his playing debut in the biennial contest in 1997, when he became the first Danish Ryder Cup player, and was also in the team in 2002. Played on the European 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. Named Ryder Cup Captain for 2018 at Le Golf National in Paris.

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Challenge Tour Wins3
European Tour Wins15
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
Race To Dubai160
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 795,338 (2014)


Professional Ryder Cup 1997 (winners), 02 (winners), 14 (winners), 18 (Captain) 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 Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 1992 Jacques Léglise Trophy 1988 Boys, Youths, Seniors 1987-92

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