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Another problem for the golf establishment is that Henrik Stenson of LIV Golf’s latest is to be announced on Wednesday.

The former Open champion from the DP World Tour – formerly the European Tour – is the latest nail in the coffin for the golfing establishment.

He may no longer be a true contender for the majors, but his near-miss has continued to join a growing wave of A-listers from the Greg Norman-backed LIV Golf Series who choose cash over legacy.

His pending deficit adds weight to the argument that the PGA Tour and LIV Golf should co-exist. Palm Beach Post.

“If (PGA Tour Commissioner) Jay Monahan had had the decency to take our meetings from the get-go, none of this would be here today,” Norman said. Palm Beach Post In question and answer

“Golf is going to be in a much better place. The visit will be in a much better place. European golf will be in a much better place.

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LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman is pictured after the LIV Golf Banquet at the Centurion Club on June 11, 2022 in St Albans, England.  Photo: Getty Images
LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman is pictured after the LIV Golf Banquet at the Centurion Club on June 11, 2022 in St Albans, England. Photo: Getty ImagesSource: AFP

The 46-year-old has signed up to captain the European Ryder Cup for the tournament in Rome.

But after receiving an AU69 million sign-up bonus, he said Telegraph SportsStenson took the check and left golf’s greatest honor by leading Europe in the Ryder Cup.

LIV is expected to be banned from the World Tour – formerly the European Tour – following his decision to join golf.

Stenson may have dropped from a peak of No. 2 to No. 171 in the world rankings, but his role is more about strategy and loyalty than his current victories with the driver.

His expected departure represents another setback for the Ryder Cup, which has seen future champions Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter take the money in recent months.

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson has been announced as LIV Golf’s latest recruit in what looks like a bombshell for the Ryder Cup. Photo: AFPSource: AFP

His defection comes after he described being named European captain as a “dream”.

“When I started out as a professional golfer, it was more than a dream to one day, follow in the footsteps of legends of the game like Seve (Ballesteros) and become the captain of the European Ryder Cup. But today proves that sometimes dreams do come true,” he said.

It’s not just Europe’s Ryder Cup team that’s being affected, with US major winners Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed and Phil Mickelson taking the money and finding themselves in the field at LIV Golf.

The final three members are expected to be named later Wednesday after 45 players were named from the 48-man field for next week’s third LIV Golf event in New Jersey.

Stenson’s name, as telegraphHe is expected to present those names on the subject.

But 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama has been heavily linked with joining the Rebels.

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Former tour winner Rob Lee said in an interview that he could betray Stenson the sky.

“He had an agreement with the tour that Henrik would be their guy until next year’s Ryder Cup, but if he reverses that, he’s decided his own fate,” Lee said.

“He had a great legacy as Open champion and Ryder Cup captain, especially in the mixed event he introduced with Annika Sorensam. But he’s flushing all that down the toilet by joining LIV. Fortunately, the Ryder Cup is bigger than Henrik Stenson.”

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Stenson, who is said to have lost tens of millions in the Allen Stanford financial scandal, earned up to AU$6.9 million by leading Europe in next year’s Ryder Cup.

Last year, Luke Donald Stenson replaced Padraig Harrington following the United States’ 19-9 loss to Wisconsin.

The Englishman is a contender to replace Stenson if he is signed by LIV.

Scotland’s Paul Lawrie, who led Europe to victory in Paris in 2018, Sweden’s Robert Carlson and Dane Thomas Bjorn are also in contention.

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