Bjorn Vows To Get Even With McIlroy & French Team-Mates Over ‘Cryotheraphy’ Prank

European Ryder Cup captain, Thomas Bjorn has vowed to get ‘even’ with Rory McIlroy after the Northern Irishman was instrumental in taking the ‘proverbial’ out of the Dane.

McIlroy was seemingly at the heart of a prank orchestrated last week during the rain-affected BMW Championship in suburban Philadelphia.

McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Tommy Fleetwood were all staying at the Marriott West hotel in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ and unveiled their prank in gathering in the foyer of the hotel but it was on route back to the hotel from the Aronimink course McIlroy set ‘The Sting’ in place by phoning Bjorn.

McIlroy was behind the wheel of the BMW courtesy car with Stenson in the passenger seat, Poulter in back when the car set off but they had only travelled a few yards in stopping to pick-up Fleetwood who was walking in the direction of the main vehicle entrance to the club.

All had seat belts on with the exception of Fleetwood.

McIlroy looked very much as ease driving the spanking new BMW sedan with one hand on the wheel but when Stenson commented he’d just gone through a four-way intersection with ‘STOP’ signs without stopping we next saw Fleetwood wearing his seatbelt.

McIlroy rang Bjorn asking him if he might consider purchasing a “cryotherapy chambes”, costing around £20,000 each, as McIlroy indicated he had just undergone the ‘cold temperature therapy’ in a unit on hand at the Aronimink club, and boasting it was a great way to unwind after a game of golf and made him felt more alive.

In fact, McIlroy suggested Bjorn purchase one each for the 12-members of his Versailles team and with Poulter prompting McIlroy to inform Bjorn that the chambers were also good for promoting weight loss.

Cryotherapy, sometimes known as cold therapy, is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. Cryotherapy is used to treat a variety of benign and malignant tissue damage, medically called lesions. The term “cryotherapy” comes from the Greek cryo meaning cold, and therapy meaning cure.

Indeed, reigning Irish Open winner, Russell Knox is a regular visitor to a Cryotherapy Centre in Jacksonville, Florida.

It was clear in McIlroy’s call, Bjorn had no idea what the four-time Major winner was talking about while all the time McIlroy was on the phone those in the car where struggling to contain their laughter.

McIlroy later posted a video of the conversation on social media revealing the call to Bjorn was all a set-up.

Now Bjorn wants to get even when the foursome get to France.

All we can say is watch this space.


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