Thomas Bjorn confirmed as Europe's Ryder Cup captain
Europe have announced that Thomas Bjorn will captain the continent's Ryder Cup team at Le Golf National in 2018.
The 45-year-old from Denmark becomes the first Scandinavian to ever receive the honour.
Bjorn played in three Ryder Cups and has vice-captained at four - including the losing effort at Hazeltine earlier this year.
With Darren Clarke not being handed the reigns after his defeat, the captaincy was expected to be a choice of vice-captains Bjorn and Padraig Harrington. However, Harrington has confirmed that he hopes to get on the team as a player, leaving the combustible Dane as the standout candidate.
Thomas Bjorn Factfile
Nickname: The Great Dane
Pro wins: 21
Ryder Cup appearances: 3
Ryder Cup wins: 3 (1997, 2002, 2014)
Best Open result: 2nd (2000, 2003)
Best PGA result: 2nd (2005)
Best Masters result: 8th (2014)
Best US Open result: 22nd (2001)