Controversy continues to cloud incoming participants of LIV Golf.
Henrik Stenson, the golfer who was initially named captain of the European team in the Ryder Cup, announced via Twitter that the tour has removed him from the tournament.
The reasoning for Stenson’s removal is tied to the ever-growing LIV Golf league, to which the 46-year-old has been linked.
In the screenshot post, the Swedish star clarified that the move was strictly a decision made by the representatives for the Ryder Cup.
In a statement, they explained:
“In light of decisions made by Henrik in relation to his personal circumstances, it has become clear that the will not be able to fulfill certain contractual obligations to Ryder Cup Europe that he had committed to prior to his announcement. Therefore it is not possible for him to continue in the role of Captain.’’
Stenson was named captain in March, before the launch of LIV and the migration of stars that took place.
This is the most recent story involving a golf star that made the move to LIV Golf, a polarizing league due to being funded by Saudi Arabia and supported by Donald Trump.
Something that’s drawn attention both good and bad to the players that now inhabit the league.