Walk The Course: Thomas Bjorn
A year out from the 2018 Ryder Cup, we walked the course with Team Europe Captain, Thomas Bjorn in the stunning surroundings of Crans-sur-Sierre.
The 46-year-old is clearly relishing the prospect of leading Europe at Le Golf National and was in fine form when Anna Whiteley walked and talked with him ahead of the European Masters.
The 15-time European Tour winner spoke to Anna about his immense pride at having been entrusted with the captaincy and about his relationship with the current crop of European talent, which is clearly a big contributing factor in him having been chosen to lead the side in Paris.
While accepting that his counterpart, Jim Furyk will likely have an embarrassment of riches at his disposal next year, Bjorn was bullish about Europe's chances – stressing that the Ryder Cup is won out on the course during the week of competition itself as opposed to on paper in the lead up to the showdown.
Bjorn has played in three Ryder Cups and all three of these events resulted in victory for Team Europe. Could he prove once again to be a good luck charm, this time as skipper, in 2018?
He certainly believes so.