Thomas Bjørn, the 2018 Ryder Cup winning captain and 15-time European Tour winner, will make his senior tour debut at the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship hosted by Ian Woosnam at Trevose Golf & Country Club in Cornwall from June 18-20.
The most successful Danish golfer of all-time turned 50 earlier this year and will make his Legends Tour bow in the first event on European soil since the Tour rebranded in 2020.
The three-time Ryder Cup winning player will be joined in Cornwall by tournament host and 1991 Masters Champion Ian Woosnam and 1999 Open Champion Paul Lawrie.
Bjørn is entering the next phase of his career on the Legends Tour after competing on the European Tour for 25 consecutive seasons, since earning his card by winning the 1995 Challenge Tour Rankings.
“I am really looking forward to making my Legends Tour debut,” he said. “I have known many of these guys for a long time, so I am excited to be able to catch up and spend some time with them again. The guys are still incredibly competitive, and the standard of golf will be very high, so I know I will need to be razor sharp in order to compete where I want to be at the top of leaderboards.
“I think it is a really exciting time to be involved with the Legends Tour following the changes over the last 12 months and I am intrigued to see what the future holds.”
Legends Tour Ambassador Lawrie, who won his maiden over-50s title at the Scottish Senior Open en route to being named Rookie of the Year in 2019, is looking forward to teeing it up on the links once more after his first visit to Trevose did not quite go to plan.
He said: “I absolutely love links golf, it’s what I am used to living in Scotland, and hopefully I’ll have a better experience than last time I was down there. I got disqualified for playing the wrong ball in 2019. It was just one of those things that happens and you learn from. Although the week didn’t go as I planned, I was able to appreciate the beauty of the venue and also the quality of the golf course.
“Farmfoods are one of my sponsors and I am lucky to be involved with a company that cares so much not only about golf, but about the Legends Tour. Combining Farmfoods with Woosie as host, who also did a fantastic job in 2019, I’m sure it will be a great week as we return to action.”
Tournament host Woosnam is pleased to see a strong field assembling for the championship and hopes his fellow competitors will be impressed by the plans in place for the tournament week.
“The addition of Thomas and Paul to the field is brilliant for the tournament and adds real prestige to the event,” he said. “They are all achieved so much in golf and I hope they have a great week at Trevose, where so many people have put a lot of effort in to make sure all the players have a top class experience. We are very lucky to have a sponsor like Farmfoods and we are all looking forward to a successful week.”
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