Ryder Cup captain Bjorn says Europe ‘wanted it more’ than US Europe’s captain Thomas Bjorn is adamant it was his team’s impressive performance – and not the divisions that have emerged among the US team – that was the key to winning the Ryder Cup.
Bjorn happy to be back in Kenya
Cape Town – Former Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn returns to Africa this week for the Magical Kenya Open.
The Dane was last in the African country no less than 24 years ago, where he finished tied for second. As such, Bjorn has fond memories of Kenya.
“I have good memories of 1995 coming here,” Bjorn said at his pre-tournament press conference in Nairobi.
“I always felt like I wanted to come back but it never really happened. Now there was an opportunity and I’m glad to be here. I’m looking forward to the week.
“As a Dane coming here it’s always a bit interesting, the name of the place, the heritage of Karen Blixen here,” he said.
“When I grew up in Denmark, going to the Karen Blixen museum in Copenhagen and seeing all those things, there’s always been that kind of relationship for Danes with this place, which is quite interesting. It’s not something a lot of people think about but for us when we come here we certainly feel a connection to the place.
“When you come here as a 24-year-old you probably don’t think so much about those things and when you come here as a 48-year-old you probably realise that there’s more to life than just playing in a golf tournaments. Kenya has so much to offer. I’m happy to be here.”
Bjorn has played five events so far in 2019 missing two cute and is coming off a T42 finish at the Qatar Masters. His last top ten finish came in 2015.