EUROPE'S 2018 Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn will walk more than 210 kilometres in four days from Wentworth to Celtic Manor to raise money for charity.

Bjorn will carry the Ryder Cup from the European Tour's headquarters in Surrey to the resort in Newport, Wales, the venue for Europe's win over the United States 10 years ago, in support of Unicef UK's Save Generation Covid appeal and the Golf Foundation.

The Dane will set off next Thursday and plans to arrive on Sunday, the final day of the Celtic Classic.

The 49-year-old said: "Like so many fundraising ideas, this all started as a throwaway comment which quickly grew into something which is now very real and, to be honest, quite scary.

South Wales Argus:

"During lockdown I started going on some long walks to regain a bit of fitness and because it relieves a lot of mental stress for me.

"We looked at potential routes and Wentworth to Wales made a lot of sense, although I have to admit I didn't realise it was over 200km.

"It's going to be very tough to do it in four days but I suppose the whole point of doing it is that it's not meant to be easy.

"If I am going to ask people to donate their hard-earned cash then I need to earn that donation.

"For me, walking between 10-12 hours a day for four consecutive days will push me to the limit."