Bjorn named Europe's Ryder Cup captain

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Thomas Bjorn was appointed as captain of Europe's 2018 Ryder Cup team on Tuesday, a reward for his long and successful association with the event as a player and vice-captain as well as his commitment to the European Tour.

The 45-year-old Dane became the first Scandinavian to lead the European team, which will look to regain the cup at Le Golf National in Paris in 2018 after its 17-11 loss to the United States at Hazeltine in October.

"I have lived and breathed the European Tour for so long," Bjorn said, "and now I will do the same with the Ryder Cup for the next two years."

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