Henrik Stenson agreed to be captain of the 2023 European Ryder Cup team, even posing for this official portrait in March, but he was stripped of that captaincy when he joined LIV Golf. Photo: Julio Aguilar,Getty Images
The announcement Tuesday that Henrik Stenson has been stripped of his European Ryder Cup captaincy confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets surrounding LIV Golf’s insurgency in the professional game.
Stenson has long been rumored to be interested in joining the Greg Norman-run group, and while the European Ryder Cup announcement came before official confirmation of Stenson’s new allegiance, it didn’t come as a surprise.
The five-time Ryder Cup player is expected to play his first LIV event next week at Trump Bedminster in New Jersey.
Colin Montgomerie says Stenson's jump to LIV Golf signals a "very sad day." Photo: Phil Inglis, Getty Images
“It’s a very sad day for European golf,” Colin Montgomerie said.
It was another wobbling blow to the DP World Tour, which funds much of its financial operation from ...
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