Henrik Stenson joins LIV Golf after he was removed as the Ryder Cup Captain. He later released a statement announcing that he has joined LIV Golf.
His decision to join LIV Golf was the reason why he was sacked as Captain. In a statement, Stenson said, “Unfortunately, my decision to play in LIV events has triggered Ryder Cup Europe to communicate that it is not possible for me to continue in my role as Ryder Cup captain.”
“This is despite me making specific arrangements with LIV Golf, who have been supportive of my role as captain, to ensure I could fulfill the obligations of the captaincy.”
“I am hugely disappointed to not be allowed to continue in my role but wish you all the best in your ongoing preparations.”
On Wednesday, LIV Golf CEO and Commissioner Greg Norma released a statement confirming Stenson’s joining. The statement went:
“Henrik Stenson adds yet another outstanding resume to LIV Golf’s global roster of elite players.”
“His career performances spanning majors, season-long individual championships, and international competitions have cemented him as a leader in today’s game.”
Ryder Cup Europe also made the announcement that they were parting ways with Stenson because he was joining LIV Golf.
Padraig Harrington, former Ryder Cup captain said of Stenson’s removal, “We knew it was coming, in some ways, and we’ve been planning for it for the last 10 days.”
“It gives us plenty of time, in terms of 15 months to get our ducks in a line.”
“We are already talking about when we are meeting to elect the next captain. It is really not going to interfere with the Ryder Cup in any shape or form.”
“I do wish he had waited 15 months. Everyone has to make the right decision financially for themselves.”