Team Europe Profile: Thomas Björn -- Vice Captain


Thomas Björn -- Vice Captain

VICE-CAPTAIN INFORMATION
Age: 41
Hometown: Gothenburg, Sweden
Birthplace: Silkeborg, Denmark
Birthdate: January 18, 1971
Fanily: Wife: Pernilla (m. 1998); Children: Filippa (1999), Oliver and Julia (twins) (2003)
Turned Professional: 1993

 

RYDER CUP EXPERIENCE
Years Played: 1997 (winners), 02 (winners), 04 (Vice Captain) (winners), 
 2010 (Vice Captain) (winners), 12 (Vice Captain)
Total Matches: 6
Career Ryder Cup Record (W-L-H): 3-2-1
Singles (W-L-H): 1-0-1
Foursomes (W-L-H): 0-2-0
Fourballs (W-L-H): 2-0-0
Total Points Won:
Total Points Won Point %: 58.3

 

1997: Valderrama Golf Club
Europe 14 1/2, United States 13 1/2
Day 2 Fourballs:  Björn/Woosnam beat Leonard/Faxon (2 and 1)
Singles: Björn (halved) with Leonard
 
2002: The Belfry
Europe 15 1/2, United States 12 1/2
Day 1 Fourballs: Björn/Clarke beat Woods/Azinger (1 hole)
Day 1 Foursomes: Björn/Clarke lost to Sutton/Verplank (2 and 1)
Day 2 Foursomes: Björn/Clarke lost to Woods/Love III (4 and 3)
Singles: Björn beat Cink (2 and 1)

 

VICE-CAPTAIN NOTES

*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 both times, in 1997 and 2002.

 

 

CAREER VICTORIES
EUROPEAN TOUR INTERNATIONAL SCHEDULE VICTORIES: Total 13
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
2011 Commercialbank Qatar Masters presented by Dolphin Energy, Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles (play-off), Omega European Masters
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)
OTHER PROFESSIONAL MATCH PLAY PERFORMANCES
Royal Trophy 2006 (winners)