The European captain promised he would ink the result on his body if his team pulled off the unlikely win
Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn promised to get a tattoo of the winning score should his team pull off an unlikely victory – a promise he wishes he never made.
The Europeans demolished Jim Furyk’s USA 17.5-10.5 to regain the trophy and spark wild celebrations in Paris.
Bjorn is a man of his word and he has every intention of honouring his commitment, although the ink’s destination may be a private one.
“It was the worst decision I made all week,” a smiling Bjorn said. “Let me put it this way, it’s going to go on a part that only Grace [Bjorn’s partner] will see. I might have to send the players a picture.”
Ian Poulter, one of Bjorn’s victorious European players, hailed the promise of a tattoo as added incentive to go and bring the trophy back to Europe.
He said: “I don’t know when it’s going to get done but we had some extra motivation this week to make sure we put our hands back on that trophy.
“As little or big as those numbers are going to be – they will be very interesting numbers to see.”