Captain Thomas Bjorn has appointed Robert Karlsson as the vice-captain of the European Ryder Cup team. 47-year-old Karlsson has played in two Ryder Cups – 2006 where team Europe emerged victorious and again in 2008. He has 11 victories from more than 560 tournaments on the European tour and has finished in the top ten in all four of golf’s major tournaments.
“To get the call from Thomas was very special and I’m looking forward to being part of the Ryder Cup team again,” Karlsson was quoted as saying. “It’s a great honour to be vice-captain and I’m very much looking forward to the next 16 months.
“I’ve played in two Ryder Cups so I have experience of what the players will face and also have a lot of experience from the European tour,” he added.
Following three straight European victories, the United States won the most recent Ryder Cup on home soil in 2016, and the next event will take place at Le Golf National in Paris in September 2018.