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Bjørn named Chairman of the 2024 Danish Golf Championship

Bjørn named Chairman of the 2024 Danish Golf Championship

Danish golf icon Thomas Bjørn has thrown his support behind this year’s Danish Golf Championship, assuming the role of Chairman of the event.

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In this ambassadorial role, Bjørn will leverage his extensive industry experience as Denmark’s national championship begins a new chapter in 2024 at Lübker Golf Resort in Aarhus from August 22-25.

The former Ryder Cup Captain is Denmark’s most successful golfer with 15 DP World Tour victories over a career spanning four decades. He famously masterminded Europe’s Ryder Cup victory at Le Golf National, when his side defeated the United States 17½ - 10½ in 2018.

“I’m very proud to be named as Chairman of this year’s Danish Golf Championship,” said Bjørn. “As a nation, Denmark has punched well above its weight in the world of golf for a number of years and I am looking forward to taking on the role of ambassador for this great event which continues to grow in scale and stature.

“Denmark accounts for just over five per cent of the membership of the DP World Tour and Challenge Tour, yet we see the Danish flag at the top of leaderboards on a very regular basis. The future of professional golf in our country is incredibly exciting and it’s important that we host a tournament the nation can be proud of.”

Bjørn turned professional in 1993 and spent three seasons on the Challenge Tour. He secured immediate promotion to the DP World Tour after winning three times in 1995.

He won his first DP World Tour title on his 24th start at the Loch Lomond World Invitational, also securing the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award for 1996 – the first Dane to do so.

The following year he became the first Danish representative in a Ryder Cup team, going unbeaten in two matches and returning 1.5 points as Europe retained the famous trophy at Valderrama. That was the first of three winning appearances in golf’s greatest team contest, with Bjørn also representing Europe in 2002 at The Belfry and 2014 at Gleneagles.

Rasmus Højgaard has confirmed he will defend the title – formerly known as Made in HimmerLand – that he won in a play-off against Nacho Elvira last year. The 23-year-old became the first home winner of the event in its history after beating Elvira in an enthralling six-hole playoff.

The tournament will be staged at Lübker Golf Resort for the first time later this year, but the venue is no stranger to hosting professional golf, having previously hosted the Challenge Tour, ECCO Tour and DP World Tour Qualifying School.

Tickets for the Danish Golf Championship start at 100 DKK, with season tickets available for 700 DKK. There are reduced ticket prices available for youths (16-18 years old) with juniors under 16 guaranteed free entry when accompanied by a paying adult. Click here to purchase tickets.

For those seeking an elevated experience, the Aarhus Airport Sky Bar offers exclusive access to both the golf course and the clubhouse terrace, offering views of the ninth and 18th greens, as well as the first and tenth tees. In his role as Tournament Chairman, Bjørn will also visit the Aarhus Airport Sky Bar each day of the event. For more information click here.

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