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Thomas Bjorn set to help Darren Clarke as Ryder Cup vice captain

By Steve Simpson

Published 24/11/2015

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th October 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
 
Darren Clarke with the Claret jug on the 5th green at the official announcement that The Open Championship is to be held in Royal Portrush in 2019, and twice more before 2040.
 
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 20th October 2015 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.   Darren Clarke with the Claret jug on the 5th green at the official announcement that The Open Championship is to be held in Royal Portrush in 2019, and twice more before 2040.  

European captain Darren Clarke is expected to name Thomas Bjorn as his first vice-captain for next year's Ryder Cup.

The US skipper, Davis Love III, has already confirmed four of his assistants for the Hazeltine clash, including Tiger Woods.

Ulsterman Clarke has yet to announce any but it is believed the Dane will act as his right-hand man.

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Bjorn has played in three Ryder Cups and has acted as an assistant on three occasions - and been on the winning side every time. The 44-year-old is an obvious captaincy candidate for 2018.

It is understood Bjorn will accompany Clarke to the Eurasia Cup in January in Kuala Lumpur - where Europe will face Asia in a Ryder Cup dress rehearsal - and, with the side likely to feature many rookies, his experience will be vital.

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