Ryder Cup captains recreate history at Eiffel Tower

Thomas Bjørn and Jim Furyk follow in footsteps of Arnold Palmer by hitting balls from the Eiffel Tower one year before Ryder Cup comes to France

18 October 2017

The two Ryder Cup captains, Thomas Bjørn and Jim Furyk, hit golf shots from the Eiffel Tower, 41 years after golfing legend Arnold Palmer famously did the same.

The two golfers struck balls from the first floor of the Eiffel Tower towards the Champs de Mars as part of The 2018 Ryder Cup Year to Go celebrations, with France hosting the prestigious tournament for the first time in September 2018.

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Thomas Bjørn told RyderCup.com:

“It was an amazing experience for Jim and me. It’s going to take a while to sink in, and every time you see that photograph now it will remind you. It will stick with you for the rest of your golfing career.”

Earlier in the day, the two captains had breakfast with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace where they presented him with a Ryder Cup golf bag featuring the European and US emblems.

The Ryder Cup 2018 will take place at Le Golf National, Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, from 28 to 30 September 2018.

Published on 07/11/2017

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