Connect with us

Sportswire

Report: Former Open champion set to join LIV Golf

The LIV Golf league is about to land its latest big-time golfer and throw a wrench into plans for the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, Italy. According to Swedish newspaper Expressen in an article published on Sunday, Henrik Stenson is on the cusp of joining the Saudi-backed league….

The post Report: Former Open champion set to join LIV Golf appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Henrik Stenson looking ahead.

May 20, 2022; Tulsa, OK, USA; Henrik Stenson looks on from the ninth tee during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Southern Hills Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The LIV Golf league is about to land its latest big-time golfer and throw a wrench into plans for the 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, Italy.

According to Swedish newspaper Expressen in an article published on Sunday, Henrik Stenson is on the cusp of joining the Saudi-backed league.

Stenson, the European captain for the 2023 Ryder Cup, would likely be stripped of his captaincy once he joins LIV.

The 2016 Open champion was named the European captain in March, and would join an extensive list of European players who have joined LIV, including Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Paul Casey.

Stenson shot 1-over par during the first two rounds of The Open Championship last week and missed the cut by one stroke. Overall, it was a tough week for those linked to LIV, including CEO Greg Norman, who was disinvited from Monday’s Celebration of Champions event and the subsequent Champions’ Dinner at St. Andrews.

In June, American Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson issued a staunch warning for LIV golfers regarding their potential Ryder Cup status.

Cameron Smith could soon follow Stenson based on some potentially concerning comments that he made after winning the 150th Open championship on Sunday.

H/T New York Post

The post Report: Former Open champion set to join LIV Golf appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recent

MLB2 years ago

The Greatest Sports Call in Broadcasting History

Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run was a baseball play that occurred in Game 1 of the 1988 World...

NFL2 years ago

Rob Gronkowski “Just Joking” About Having Bucs’ Playbook

Rob Gronkowski posted a note on social media Wednesday to make clear that he was just joking when talking about...

MLB2 years ago

MLB Proposes 3-Division 2020 Play Based on Geography

MLB is one of the games genuinely faithful to its legacy, however even they are thinking about radical changes because...

NHL2 years ago

NHL Eyes December to Start 2020-21 Season

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for about a month and a half now as the world fights the...

NHL2 years ago

5 Greatest Hockey Players of All-Time

This list hasn’t changed in 20 years. I can’t envision the rundown changing at any point in the near future....

NFL2 years ago

NFL Draft Made These 3 Teams Playoff Contenders

The 2020 NFL Draft spoke to an open door for NFL groups to drastically improve their lists with the expectations...

NCAAF2 years ago

Trevor Lawrence Heavy Favorite to be #1 Pick 2021 Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and the football world is as of now amped up for the...

MLB2 years ago

Fan Made Epic Fenway Park Map in Fortnite

The COVID-19 pandemic has forestalled avid supporters from getting a charge out of baseball for about two months. While baseball...

NBA2 years ago

Vegas: Dennis Rodman Potential Successor to Kim Jong-Un

There’s a great deal of disarray encompassing the soundness of Kim Jong-un, the 36-year-old Supreme Leader of Democratic People’s Republic...

NBA2 years ago

Blake Griffin Calls Out TMZ Coverage

Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin was as of late an objective of TMZ, which posted a strange article about him...