Rory McIlroy leads prank call of Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn

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With the Ryder Cup not too far away, both team Europe and team USA will be thinking of subtle ways to improve their game so they could be in with a chance of bringing the trophy back to their respective continents. 

However, Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson and Tommy Fleetwood took this opportunity to hilariously prank the European captain they will be playing for, Thomas Bjorn. 

In a promotional video currently doing the rounds McIlroy, who appeared to be the main instigator of this prank, was providing a lift for a few of his fellow team-mates.

The group proceeded to call their captain to suggest an idea to Bjorn which, if he agreed, would have cost within the region of £240,000. 

McIlroy pitched the idea of introducing a cryotherapy chamber to help the European team recover between rounds, whilst also informing the Dane that he and Fleetwood had managed to shoot rounds of 62 at Aronimink while using the chamber. 

Too much of the surprise of the golfing pranksters, Bjorn seemed to be onboard with the idea. 

"Absolutely. Tomorrow... let me speak to a couple of the physio guys and see what's what," the team Europe captain said. 


The Northern Irishman then wanted to take it a little bit further, with the help of Poulter, as they tried to claim he would also help with weight loss and ideally they would need one each. 

And trust us, the Dane's response didn't disappoint. 

"Oh f***ing hell, you won't be seeing me all week then," Bjorn said.

Whether Bjorn actually knew if McIlroy was pulling his leg, we will never know.

However, pranks aside, McIlroy will now be turning his attention back to the BMW Championships in Pennsylvania after the final round was postponed on Sunday. 

From this group, McIlroy currently leads the pack and is tied in second alongside American golfer Schauffele whilst Justin Rose leads the way in the competition. 

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