Henrik Stenson took over as Ryder Cup captain earlier than shifting to LIV

Henrik Stenson has been stripped of his European Ryder Cup captaincy forward of an anticipated transfer to the LIV Golf Tour. Ryder Cup Europe introduced the transfer “with speedy impact” on Wednesday morning.

“In mild of selections made concerning Henrik’s private circumstances, it has change into clear that he will probably be unable to satisfy sure contractual obligations to Ryder Cup Europe that he had undertaken previous to his announcement as captain on Tuesday, March 15, 2022,” stated Ryder Cup Europe in a press release, “and is due to this fact unable to proceed within the position of captain.”

Ryder Cup Europe stated a alternative can be named “in the end”. Attainable candidates embrace 2018 captain Thomas Bjorn, who led Europe to a dominant victory in France, and former world primary Luke Donald.

Stenson confirmed by way of Twitter that he’ll in reality be becoming a member of the LIV tour:

The Ryder Cup captaincy is without doubt one of the most prestigious honors in a males’s skilled golf profession. The European aspect particularly has an extended, multi-year vetting course of to determine and honor the gamers most able to main Europe.

LIV, which presents hefty purses for the 54-hole occasion, has added quite a few former and present Ryder Cup gamers to its roster. On the European aspect, different gamers at present at LIV embrace Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia, all of whom have been talked about as potential future captains. LIV’s fast progress has resulted within the PGA and DP World (previously European) excursions imposing a variety of penalties, together with bans, to punish gamers who soar on the ascendant tour.

Stenson, the 2016 Open champion, has performed in 5 Ryder Cups. This 12 months at St. He missed the minimize on the Andrews Open. Stenson was obscure about his future plans as hypothesis swirled round him and different gamers, together with present champion Cam Smith, about leaping to LIV.

The 2023 Ryder Cup will probably be held at Marco Simone Golf and Nation Membership in Rome from September 25 to October 1, 2023. LIV Golf’s subsequent occasion is scheduled for subsequent week at Trump Nationwide Golf Membership in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Henrik Stenson stripped of Ryder Cup captaincy. (Glyn Kirk/AFP)


Contact Jay Busbee at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or on Twitter at @jaybusbee.

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