Henrik Stenson set to be stripped of Ryder Cup captaincy and join LIV Golf Invitational Series

Henrik Stenson set to be stripped of Ryder Cup captaincy and join LIV Golf Invitational Series

Five-time Ryder Cup player Henrik Stenson has been closely linked to the LIV Golf Invitational Series since its launch earlier this year; The next event will be in New Jersey from July 29-31.

Last update: 07/17/22 9:57 p.m.


Henrik Stenson missed the cut at the St Andrews Open

Henrik Stenson is expected to be stripped of his Ryder Cup captaincy soon and join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series.

The 2016 champion golfer of the year, who is expected to lead the European team in next September’s edition of the biennial competition, has been a regular fixture on the tour led by Greg Norman.

Stenson told reporters his schedule for the rest of the year was ‘undecided’ after missing out on Friday’s cut at the St Andrews Open, with the 46-year-old now ready to commit to the tour escape.

Could Smith be the latest big winner to join?

After a stunning finish at St Andrew's, Sky Sports' Jamie Weir says golf has been sent back to a turbulent world and there's no smoke without fire when it comes to rumors that Cameron Smith will join LIV Golf.

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After a stunning finish at St Andrew’s, Sky Sports’ Jamie Weir says golf has been sent back to a turbulent world and there’s no smoke without fire when it comes to rumors that Cameron Smith will join LIV Golf.

After a stunning finish at St Andrew’s, Sky Sports’ Jamie Weir says golf has been sent back to a turbulent world and there’s no smoke without fire when it comes to rumors that Cameron Smith will join LIV Golf.

New champion golfer of the year Cameron Smith was rumored to be eyeing the breakaway tour, with the Australian refusing to deny speculation about his golfing future at the press conference following his one-shot win at St Andrews.

When asked to join LIV Golf, immediately after winning the Open, Smith said: “I just won the British Open, and you’re asking about it. I think it’s not so good.

New Open champion Cameron Smith wasn't too happy to be asked about his potential involvement in the LIV Golf series following his win at St Andrews.

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New Open champion Cameron Smith wasn’t too happy to be asked about his potential involvement in the LIV Golf series following his win at St Andrews.

New Open champion Cameron Smith wasn’t too happy to be asked about his potential involvement in the LIV Golf series following his win at St Andrews.

Smith, who is now exempt in all four majors until 2027, added: “I don’t know, mate. My team around me is worried about all this. I’m here to win golf tournaments. “

Are LIV Golf players planning to participate in the Asian Tour?

Players who join the Tour are suspended indefinitely by the PGA Tour, while the DP World Tour has imposed £100,000 fines on those taking part in the opening event of the inaugural season, leaving playing opportunities limited for LIV Golf members outside of their own events.

World number 26 Paul Casey is welcomed to the LIV Golf series and Team Crushers by team captain Bryson DeChambeau

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World number 26 Paul Casey is welcomed to the LIV Golf series and Team Crushers by team captain Bryson DeChambeau

World number 26 Paul Casey is welcomed to the LIV Golf series and Team Crushers by team captain Bryson DeChambeau

The lack of World Ranking Points currently on offer on the Greg Norman-led tour means players risk dropping down the rankings quickly, jeopardizing potential eligibility to play in the majors in the future for those who do not already hold an exemption. , Paul Casey confirming those concerned are considering other options.

“We’re talking about guys who sort of play a couple [of Asian Tour events]”, Casey said after his last round at the Open. “I don’t even know the schedule. I’m sorry, whether they’re going to play something before Bangkok to prepare, or the break in August.

Paul McGinley gives his reaction to the news that Paul Casey has become the latest player to join the LIV Golf Series

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Paul McGinley gives his reaction to the news that Paul Casey has become the latest player to join the LIV Golf Series

Paul McGinley gives his reaction to the news that Paul Casey has become the latest player to join the LIV Golf Series

“Are they going to play to be a bit sharper? There’s a lot of chat, a lot of WhatsApp chat group feeds going around. I’m not part of most of them. I think the discussion was if the guys show up en masse, then that increases the world ranking points. So if they’re going to play an Asian circuit, they all go there together.”

What future for the LIV Golf Invitational Series?

Trump National Golf Club Bedminster is hosting the next event July 29-31 and another tournament will take place in Boston September 2-4, the week after the PGA Tour season-ending championship.

R&A chief Martin Slumbers doesn't think LIV Golf is in the best long-term interest of the sport as a whole

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R&A chief Martin Slumbers doesn’t think LIV Golf is in the best long-term interest of the sport as a whole

R&A chief Martin Slumbers doesn’t think LIV Golf is in the best long-term interest of the sport as a whole

Rich Harvest Farms in Chicago is the venue for the fifth event, which runs from September 16-18, while Stonehill Golf Club in Bangkok is the venue for October 7-9 and Royal Greens Golf Club – the site of the International Saudi in recent years. – hosts the following week.

The Season Ending Tag Team Championship will be held at Trump National Doral Miami from October 27-30. LIV Golf then plans to have 10 events in its 2023 schedule before expanding to 14 tournaments from 2024, although dates and locations for these have yet to be confirmed.

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