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Stenson stripped of Ryder Cup captaincy as LIV rumours swirl

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson has been stripped of the European Ryder Cup captaincy

LONDON – Henrik Stenson was Wednesday stripped of the captaincy of the European Ryder Cup team, with the Swede understood to be on the verge of joining the Saudi-funded rebel LIV Golf series.

Following discussions with Ryder Cup Europe officials, the decision was made to effectively sack the 46-year-old as skipper of the team for the event in Italy next year.

The move will deepen the rifts in a sport wracked by internal division, with a growing number of major stars defecting to the lucrative new circuit.

Ryder Cup Europe said in a statement that Stenson’s tenure as skipper for the competition against the United States in Rome next year had been brought…

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