Golf: Jacklin backs Bjorn but worries about Paris venue (Reuters)


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By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) – Tony Jacklin has welcomed Thomas Bjorn’s appointment as 2018 European Ryder Cup captain but the former skipper is concerned about the Paris venue and the qualification criteria for the 12-man team. Jacklin, the most successful leader in Europe’s Ryder Cup history with two wins and a tie from his four matches in charge from 1983-89, believes the 45-year-old Dane, three-times a player in the biennial contest, is the right man for the job. The only reservation I’ve got is that the matches are going to be in Paris and, relatively speaking, golf is a minority sport in France.

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