Swedish skilled golfer Henrik Stenson has been stripped of his Ryder Cup Europe captaincy, officers confirmed Wednesday.
In line with a number of studies, Stenson, ranked No. 171 on the planet, is anticipated to signal with the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series.
“In mild of selections made by Henrik in relation to his private circumstances, it has turn out to be clear that he will be unable to fulfil sure contractual obligations to Ryder Cup Europe that he had dedicated to previous to his announcement as Captain on Tuesday March 15, 2022, and it’s due to this fact not potential for him to proceed within the function of Captain,” Ryder Cup Europe mentioned in a statement.
A brand new captain for Crew Europe might be named “sooner or later” the assertion added.
CNN has reached out to Stenson and LIV Golf for remark.
The third LIV occasion is in Bedminster, New Jersey subsequent week. The circuit introduced Tuesday the 45 gamers that can compete, with three extra golfers to be named “within the coming days.”
Stenson has performed in 5 Ryder Cup matches the place he’s 10-7-2 general. He holed the profitable putt in his debut in 2006.
The 2023 Ryder Cup is scheduled to happen from September 25 to October 1 subsequent yr in Rome, Italy.