Thomas Bjorn pays lucky fan a visit after Ryder Cup ‘withdrawal’

A Ryder Cup fan got way more than he bargained for when European captain Thomas Bjorn showed up on his doorstep.

Stephen Atkinson first got Bjorn’s attention after he wrote a humourous letter to the Ryder Cup captain last week, letting him know he was withdrawing his name from consideration for Team Europe at the 2018 Ryder Cup this fall.

Bjorn was tickled by the letter and shared it on social media, and much to Atkinson’s surprise his joke ended up going viral.

Still, even Atkinson had to exclaim “This has got way out of hand!” when he found Bjorn on his doorstep yesterday, holding the Ryder Cup in his hands.

The part-time golfer was then treated to free golf lesson in his own backyard, as Bjorn took a look at his swing:

And to think it all started with a letter.