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.
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) March 13, 2019
“I have good memories of 1995 coming here,” Bjørn 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.
“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.
The latest episode of The Round podcast features one of the greatest shots played in the history of major championship golf.
Patrick Reed knows he hasn’t put it together for four straight rounds this year, but is still feeling optimistic about his Masters defence.
Having had to work really hard to return to the winner’s circle at Sawgrass on Sunday, Rory McIlroy reckons it was all worth it in the end.
After suffering a penalty at the Players Championship, Webb Simpson is convinced the new rules of golf are bad for the game.
Rory McIlroy won the Players Championship in dramatic fashion on Sunday as he made two late birdies to win the tournament by one stroke.