Thomas Bjørn named as Henrik Stenson's first vice captain

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Thomas Bjørn named as Henrik Stenson's first vice captain

Henrik Stenson made a decision that made many happy. Namely, he decided that Thomas Bjorn will become the first vice-captain of Team Europe for the Ryder Cup which will be held next year. Thomas Bjorn could not hide his happiness after this kind of news, so he thanked Henrik via Twitter and obviously has great ambitions for the Ryder Cup.

"I thought my @RyderCupEurope story may have concluded in Paris but, once @henrikstenson took charge, I knew I had another chapter left in me! I'm honoured to be Henrik's VC and I'll do all I can to support him and his team.

Time to get to work and bring that trophy home!" Stenson also stressed how important a decision he has made and expects only the best from the new vice-captain "I have known Thomas for my whole career," Stenson told the official Ryder Cup website, as quoted by skysports.

"I trust him implicitly and I know any advice he will give me will be honest and direct. He will not simply tell me what he thinks I want to hear and that will be important, so I'm delighted to have him as my first vice-captain for Rome.

Bjorn on Stenson

Bjorn has decided to praise Henrik Stenson and believes he is the right person in the right place and the ideal man for the role. "I think I can help Henrik outline what he wants to do with his captaincy going forwards," Bjorn added.

"I can keep asking him the right questions and reminding him of things that are going to come his way that he might not have thought about. "I think Henrik will be a fantastic captain. He is so well respected by players and by everyone in the game. He is a very hard-working golfer and somebody who is true to himself, and his team will represent that.