October 7, 2022

Luke Donald has been named Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for the match in Rome in 2023, after Henrik Stenson was stripped of the function.

Stenson, who was appointed captain on March 15, has lasted simply 127 days with the Swede sacked for becoming a member of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf collection.

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Donald has been appointed Europe’s new Ryder Cup captain

Donald, who was on the profitable facet in all 4 of his Ryder Cup appearances as a participant, stated: “I’m extremely proud to be named European Ryder Cup captain for 2023.

“It’s actually one of many best honours that may be bestowed upon a golfer, to guide a group of your friends and be an envoy for a whole continent.

“I really feel extraordinarily privileged to have been provided that accountability and it’s a accountability I don’t take evenly.

“A few of my finest experiences in golf have been within the Ryder Cup and I’d not swap these for something. It’s an occasion like no different and I can not wait to create extra particular reminiscences in Italy subsequent 12 months.”

Donald’s appointment got here simply hours after Stenson pocketed $4.375million (round £3.5million) on his LIV debut.

The 46-year-old received the person occasion and completed second within the group competitors at Trump Nationwide Golf Membership.


Stenson has become the latest high-profile name to join the controversial LIV Golf

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Stenson has turn out to be the newest high-profile identify to hitch the controversial LIV Golf

That was described as ‘the best F/U within the historical past of Golf’ on Twitter by Donald Trump Jr, whose father – former US president Donald Trump – owns the course in New Jersey.

Donald was on the profitable facet in 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012 and in 2018, the place he was additionally a vice-captain to Thomas Bjorn for the win in Paris.

The 44-year-old’s first style of defeat within the biennial contest got here in 2021 in the identical function beneath Padraig Harrington at Whistling Straits, the place the USA secured a report 19-9 victory.

Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Paul Casey, Ian Poulter and Bernd Wiesberger, have all defected to the LIV Golf Sequence, whereas People Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka have joined the controversial breakaway.

Donald will be eyeing victory with Europe next year in Rome

Donald shall be eyeing victory with Europe subsequent 12 months in Rome

The trio have been suspended from the PGA Tour and are ineligible for the Ryder Cup, nevertheless it stays unclear at this stage if the European rebels will have the ability to participate.

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DP World Tour members who performed within the inaugural LIV Golf occasion had been fined £100,000 and banned from competing within the Scottish Open.

Nonetheless, following a listening to earlier than Sport Resolutions (UK) days earlier than play obtained beneath manner on the Renaissance Membership, Poulter, Adrian Otaegui and Justin Harding had the punishments quickly stayed, pending dedication of their substantive appeals.

As far as Poulter and Westwood are involved, meaning they’re nonetheless eligible and Westwood plans to play within the Tour’s flagship occasion, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, in September.

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