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Bjorn To Review Selection Policy Ahead Of 2018 Ryder Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 09 / 16

Thomas Bjorn had been appointed as Europe's Ryder Cup captain for less than a day when he announced the selection procedure for the '18 match in the outskirts of Paris is "already being assessed to ensure all the players he will require at the time will be available," according to Mark Tallentire of...

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10/04/16
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