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Luke Donald ‘set to be introduced as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain’ for subsequent 12 months’s match in Rome

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Luke Donald is ‘set to be introduced as Europe’s new Ryder Cup captain’ for subsequent 12 months’s match in Rome as he replaces the disgraced Henrik Stenson – who was sacked after becoming a member of the Saudi-backed insurgent LIV Golf tour

  • Luke Donald is reportedly in line to develop into Europe’s Ryder Cup captain 
  • Donald will substitute Henrik Stenson, who was sacked for becoming a member of the LIV collection
  • The Englishman pushed Swede Stenson shut in March’s captain choice race
  • Stenson was criticised for his choice to enroll to the Saudi-backed collection 

Luke Donald is reportedly set to be appointed as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for subsequent 12 months’s match in Rome, changing Henrik Stenson, who was sacked final week for becoming a member of the Saudi-backed LIV collection.

The Englishman pushed Stenson the closest in March’s choice race and was the apparent alternative after the Swede’s 127-day reign resulted in unprecedented acrimony and recrimination. 

The previous World No 1 ends England’s 14-year record-long wait between captains. Sir Nick Faldo was the final English captain again in 2008, with 10 years being the longest hole previous to this.

The 45-year-old, who has performed in 4 profitable Ryder Cup groups, served as vice captain to Thomas Bjorn and to Padraig Harrington in 2021 in Wisconsin, the place he skilled his first style of defeat within the competitors.

Donald is, nevertheless, anticipated to retain the 2 vice-captains Stenson had appointed earlier than his gorgeous U-turn, Bjorn and Edoardo Molinari.

He now has 14 months to organize for the large job of prizing again the Ryder Cup after the report 19-9 defeat at Whistling Straits.

Luke Donald is ready to be introduced as captain of Ryder Cup Europe changing Henrik Stenson

Donald is the first Englishman to hold the coveted role since Sir Nick Faldo in 2008

Donald is the primary Englishman to carry the coveted position since Sir Nick Faldo in 2008

The information comes on the again of Ryder Cup Europe releasing a bombshell assertion confirming that Stenson has been stripped of his position as captain for the 2023 event after opting to affix the controversial LIV collection.

Stenson confirmed his choice to defect to the brand new mega-rich breakaway tour in a press release on social media after Sportsmail reported that the choice was set to be introduced this week. The Swede is ready to earn a sign-on charge within the area of £40million.

Earlier than his personal announcement, Ryder Cup Europe stated in a press release on their web site: ‘Henrik Stenson’s tenure as Captain of Crew Europe for the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf and Nation Membership in Rome, Italy from September 25 – October 1, 2023, has been dropped at an finish with quick impact.

Swede Stenson is not going to captain Crew Europe on the 2023 Ryder Cup after becoming a member of LIV Golf

‘In gentle of choices made by Henrik in relation to his private circumstances, it has develop into clear that he will be unable to fulfil sure contractual obligations to Ryder Cup Europe that he had dedicated to previous to his announcement as Captain on Tuesday March 15, 2022, and it’s subsequently not attainable for him to proceed within the position of Captain.

‘Affirmation of the brand new 2023 European Ryder Cup Captain might be made sooner or later. Ryder Cup Europe might be making no additional touch upon any facet of the method till that point.’

Stenson later issued a press release confirming he was becoming a member of LIV Golf and stated whereas he stated he disagreed with the choice to take away him as captain ‘for now it’s a choice I settle for’.

A statement from Ryder Cup Europe confirmed his captaincy is over 'with immediate effect'

An announcement from Ryder Cup Europe confirmed his captaincy is over ‘with quick impact’

‘Sadly my choice to play in LIV occasions has triggered Ryder Cup Europe to speak that it isn’t attainable for me to proceed in my position as Ryder Cup captain,’ he wrote.

‘That is regardless of me making particular preparations with LIV golf, who’ve been supportive of my position as captain, to make sure I may fulfil the obligations of the captaincy.

‘Whereas I disagree with this choice, for now it’s a choice that I settle for.

‘I’m massively upset to not be allowed to proceed in my position however want you all the perfect in your ongoing preparations.’

It’s as but unclear whether or not the Ryder Cup will permit gamers to take part for Crew USA and Crew Europe if they’re additionally taking part in on the LIV Golf tour, however that is the primary stand made by one of many groups by way of their captaincy.

LIV Golf has lured many of the world's top players across to its new mega-rich series

LIV Golf has lured most of the world’s prime gamers throughout to its new mega-rich collection

The likes of Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia and Graeme McDowell – all legends of earlier European success on the Ryder Cup – have all confirmed their defection to LIV in latest weeks, sparking large controversy.

On the American aspect, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson Dechambeau, Patrick Reed and Brooks Koepka are among the many names taking part within the breakaway collection, leaving a probably disastrous state of affairs for the Ryder Cup in 2023.

Event organisers are more likely to be left with an enormous choice over whether or not to permit LIV gamers to take part, or to take a hardline stance and ban them fully.


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