Henrik Stenson confirms LIV switch but hopes to represent Team Europe at future Ryder Cups | Golf News

Henrik Stenson will make his LIV Golf debut at the Bedminster event from July 29-31; Swede says he is disappointed to lose Europe’s Ryder Cup captaincy but says he understands the decision

Last Updated: 20/07/22 6:44pm

Henrik Stenson has confirmed he is joining the Saudi-backed LIV Golf International Series and says he is “disappointed” to be stripped of the Ryder Cup captaincy but hopes to represent Team Europe in the future.

Stenson was announced in March as Europe’s successor to former captain Padraig Harrington, having made five appearances as a player before serving as a vice-captain in the record-breaking loss at Whistling Straits last September.

The 46-year-old was linked to the breakaway circuit even before he was handed the captaincy role for next September’s contest in Italy, although said during his press conference at the time he was “fully committed to the captaincy and to Ryder Cup Europe”.

But he has now confirmed his switch to LIV Golf and will make his debut at the upcoming Bedminster event on July 29-31.

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