24 Sep 2010

European Ryder Cup captain makes unusual move

5:59 am on 24 September 2010

The European Ryder Cup golf team's vice-captain Thomas Bjorn believes captain Colin Montgomerie's decision to play all 12 team members on the opening day of competition will prove pivotal at the final day's singles.

Montgomerie has broken from tradition in announcing that each member of his team can prepare themselves to play on the first day of the biennial event against the United States.

The move was discussed with all four vice-captains, including Bjorn who whole-heartedly agrees with the decision.

Bjorn says over the years, the Europeans have shown that the guys who play a lot of matches get very tired for the singles.

He says Europe have a strong team with good depth so if you can play all 12 players every day, it gives a few of the guys a little bit more rest and prepares them for the singles.