2018 Ryder Cup: Captain Thomas Bjorn says European players have left their ego behind • Swing Update


Ryder Cup 2018: How Europe won the victory over the United States

Europe "left its ego at the door" in its victory against the United States at the Ryder Cup, said captain Thomas Bjorn.

Divisions in the US team emerged after losing 17½-10½ in France.

Patrick Reed said Jordan Spieth did not want to play with him, while the duo had already won five points together, while Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson would have had a break.

"There are no superstars in our team," Bjorn said. "When they are in the team room, they leave their ego at the door."

The United States, which had eleven of the top 17 players in the world, had been the favorites to field Europe for the first time in 25 years.

But before the event, only three players had played a competitive round at the Golf National near Paris, and Europe won the trophy for the seventh time in the past nine events.

After the win, the winners talked about their team spirit, a love for their WhatsApp messaging group and Bjorn's promise of getting tattooed when they won.

Meanwhile, the Reed Masters champion criticized Captain Jim Furyk's decision to leave him out of two sessions and suggested that Europe was more united as a team.

"Everyday [in the team room] I saw: "Leave your ego at the door" "Reed, 28, told The New York Times." They [the Europeans] do it better than us. "

Reed played with Spieth in 2014 and 2016, winning four out of two games and halving his seven games, but in Paris he teamed up with Tiger Woods – losing both of his four-ball matches before winning his singles match – while Spieth won three points with Justin Thomas.

According to reports, Koepka and Johnson, who lost together in Saturday's groups, had to be separated as a result of an argument at Europe's night of victory Sunday night.

Bjorn told BBC Radio 5 live that he had seen the couple in the European team hall but that he had not witnessed any conflict.

"Everything seemed fine when I saw them, they are very good friends and I would be surprised to see that there are too many things in these stories," said the Dane.

"Jim made some decisions with his pairs and when I looked at them, I thought," Looks good, it looks strong. "

"And the thing about Jordan Spieth, is that he and Justin Thomas have been friends since their childhood.As captain, I would have probably liked that they play together because they know each other very well "

Europeans Tommy Fleetwood (left) and Francesco Molinari, aka "Moliwood", continued the good mood in a clip broadcast on social networks by the account of the Ryder Cup Monday.

Bjorn said the personality was perhaps more important than the Ryder Cup's only golf skill.

"When we look at global golf stars such as Rory (McIlroy) and Sergio (Garcia) who have accomplished a lot of great things, they never come into this team environment and have the feeling of being more than anyone, "he said.

"They got up together, I saw them over and over again in the halls of European teams, and this one was among the best."

He termed the couple of Italian Francesco Molinari and Englishman Tommy Fleetwood "the best bromant of all time".

Molinari sealed his victory by beating veteran Phil Mickelson in singles, becoming the first European to score a maximum of five points, including four with Fleetwood at his side.