GLENEAGLES: European vice-captain Thomas Bjorn has not ruled himself out of being afforded a wildcard pick for next month’s Ryder Cup. Bjorn was approached by European captain Jose Maria Olazabal and asked to become one of his four vice-captains for the tournament. The 41-year-old Dane happily agreed, despite still being in the frame for a wildcard pick. Now, on the eve of his defence of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, which is also the final Ryder Cup qualifying event, Bjorn revealed he has not given up hope of being picked for the September 25-30 competition. “I don’t think when Jose Maria asked me to be a vice-captain, he was ruling me out of playing on the team,” said Bjorn. “So, I think he realises that there are certain people, if they go and play well and win this week, he’ll have to think about them.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd, 2012.