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Team Europe

2010 Ryder Cup
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Thomas Bjorn, Vice-Captain

FULL NAME: Thomas Björn
COUNTRY: Denmark
BORN: 18.2.71; Silkeborg, Denmark
RESIDENCE: Gothenburg, Sweden
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6ft 2½in 13st 12lb (189cm 88kgs)
FAMILY:
Wife: Pernilla (m. 1998); Children: Filippa (1999), Oliver and Julia (twins) (2003)
INTERESTS: Football, movies
TURNED PRO: 1993 (scratch)
QUALIFYING SCHOOL: (1992), (93)
CHAL TOUR GRADUATE: 1995 (winner)

RYDER CUP  HISTORY

APPEARANCES: 1997 (winners), 02 (winners), 2010 (Vice Captain)
Overall: Played 6, Won 3, Lost 2, Halved 1, Points: 3 ½
Singles: Played 2, Won 1, Lost 0, Halved 1
Foursomes: Played 2, Won 0, Lost 2, Halved 0
Fourballs: Played 2, Won 2, Lost 0, Halved 0

RYDER CUP HIGHLIGHTS

*Became the first Dane to play in The Ryder Cup at Club de Golf Valderrama in 1997.
*Has played in two Ryder Cup Matches and has been on the winning side each time in 1997 and 2002.

RYDER CUP PLAYING  RECORD

1997: Club de Golf Valderrama: Europe 14½ USA 13½
Day 2 Fourballs:  Woosnam/Björn beat Leonard/Faxon (2 and 1)
Singles: Björn halved with Leonard

2002: The Belfry: Europe 15½ USA 12½
Day 1 Fourballs: Clarke/Björn  beat Woods/Azinger (1 hole)
Day 1 Foursomes: Clarke/Björn lost to Sutton/Verplank (2 and 1)
Day 2 Foursomes: Clarke/Björn lost to Woods/Love III (4 and 3)
Singles: Björn beat Cink (2 and 1)

EUROPEAN TOUR CAREER RECORD

(After KLM Open, 2010)

EVENTS PLAYED: 343
IN MONEY: 265
TOP TEN FINISHES: 81
OFFICIAL CAREER EARNINGS: €13,315,430

EUROPEAN TOUR INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULE VICTORIES: Total 10
1996 Loch Lomond World Invitational
1998 Heineken Classic, Peugeot Open de España
1999 The Sarazen World Open
2000 BMW International Open
2001 Dubai Desert Classic
2002 BMW International Open
2005 The Daily Telegraph Dunlop Masters (play-off)
2006 Nissan Irish Open
2010 Estoril Open de Portugal

EUROPEAN TOUR CHALLENGE TOUR VICTORIES: Total 4
1995 Himmerland Open, Interlaken Open, Esbjerg Danish Closed, Coca-Cola Open

INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT VICTORIES: Total 2
1999 Dunlop Phoenix (JPN)
2003 Dunlop Phoenix (JPN)

AMATEUR RECORD
1990 Danish Amateur Stroke Play Championship
1991 Danish Amateur Championship
 
TEAMS AND AWARDS
TEAMS (PRO)
Ryder Cup 1997 (winners), 02 (winners), 2010 (Vice Captain)
World Cup 1996, 97, 01, 06
Seve Trophy 2000 (winners), 02, 03, 05, 07, 09 (Captain)
Royal Trophy 2006 (winners)

TEAMS (AM)
Eisenhower Trophy 1992
Jacques Léglise Trophy 1988, 90
Boys, Youths, Seniors 1987-92

AWARDS
1996 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year
Chairman of The European Tour Tournament Committee
 

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