Henrik Stenson: Swedish golfer stripped of Ryder Cup captaincy in Europe

According to numerous reports, Stenson ranked 1st in the rankings. 171st place in the world expected to sign with controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf invitation series.
“In light of the decisions taken by Henrik due to his personal circumstances, it has become clear that he will not be able to fulfill certain contractual obligations to Ryder Cup Europe that he had assumed prior to his announcement as captain on Tuesday 15 March. 2022 and therefore he cannot continue as captain,” Ryder Cup Europe said in a statement. statement.
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A new European captain will be named “in due course,” the statement said.

CNN has reached out to Stenson and LIV Golf for comment.

The third LIV event will take place next week in Bedminster, New Jersey. On Tuesday, the circuit announced 45 players who will compete, with three more golfers to be named “in the coming days.”

Stenson played in five Ryder Cup matches where his overall record is 10-7-2. He scored the winning kick on his debut in 2006.

The 2023 Ryder Cup is scheduled to take place from September 25 to October 1 next year in Rome, Italy.