Want to go to the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome? The official ticket ballot is now open

Want to go to Rome for the 2023 Ryder Cup? Here’s how to apply.

When in Rome, go to the Ryder Cup.

The 2023 Ryder Cup is back on European soil next year and heads to Italy for the first time. It will be held at Marco Simone Golf Club in Rome, where Robert MacIntyre beat Matt Fitzpatrick on Sunday in a playoff to win the Italian Open.

And for fans looking to go to Marco Simone next September for the 44th edition of the Ryder Cup, the official ticket ballot is now open.

Fans can apply for day tickets from Tuesday to Sunday. There are also options to secure tickets through buying The Vista and The Garden tickets, though availability is limited.

Fans looking to apply for tickets will need to register an account on the Ryder Cup website. Once registered, fans can choose how many tickets they’re applying for and for which days.

Ryder Cup week starts Sept. 25. The competition dates are Sept. 29-Oct. 1.

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Forecaddie: A Ryder Cup Captain Fred Couples? Davis Love III thinks it could happen

“This next generation of Will Zalatoris and Cameron Young, they need to meet Fred Couples.”

The Man Out Front is still trying to wrap his head around Sweden’s Henrik Stenson joining LIV Golf then showing surprise that it cost the former British Open champ arguably the greatest honor of his career, the captaincy of the 2023 European Ryder Cup team. 

LIV Golf defections likely mean Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell are out of Team Euro’s pipeline of future Ryder Cup captains, too. What about Team USA? Most notably, Phil Mickelson and down the road Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson likely took their names out of consideration.

Meanwhile, Team USA brings stability to the 2022 Presidents Cup with Davis Love III, a two-time Ryder Cup captain, getting another turn at the helm.

“We’ve talked about it for three to four years, maybe more, about me doing Presidents Cup in Charlotte,” Love, a Tar Heel State native and North Carolina grad, told TMOF of this year’s event at Quail Hollow Club, September 22-25. “I told both Tim Finchem and Jay Monahan no. I said, ‘I need to be done with this. We need some new guys.’

“Tiger called me and told me they had decided I should be the captain. I called Jay and he said, ‘Look, you’re a lifer on the PGA Tour. You’ve put so much into the Presidents Cup. You’re going to be captain and Charlotte is the place to do it.’ When Tiger and Jay and the rest of our group all point at you, I’m honored to do it.”

The members of the group formerly known as The Task Force had a succession plan in place. Then Woods, the victorious captain for Team USA at the 2019 Presidents Cup, was involved in a car accident and LIV Golf shook up the order. It meant Zach Johnson was bumped up to the Ryder Cup gig in Italy in 2023.

“The order is a little messed up,” Love conceded. 

If Mickelson is out of the rotation, does that mean there still could be a chance for Fred Couples to land the Ryder Cup job in 2025 or beyond? 

“I sure hope so,” Love said. “This next generation of Will Zalatoris and Cameron Young, they need to meet Fred Couples. Arnie (Palmer) and Ken Venturi did it at an older age well after their playing career was over. Another generation got to know them. So, I think it would be good. He wasn’t really skipped over. He just jumped to Presidents Cup and did three in a row. The order is off, and who knows just how far off it is. Does Tiger want Bethpage (in ’25) or does he want to wait? I don’t think it’s over for Fred, because we’re kind of in a weird zone.”

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Photos: Luke Donald through the years, from Northwestern and world No. 1 to European Ryder Cup captain

Take a scroll through Luke Donald’s career in golf.

Luke Donald has seen it all throughout his career in golf.

The Englishman came to America for college, where he won the individual title at the 1999 NCAA Championship while at Northwestern, as well as the Haskins Award as the top men’s college golfer of the year.

Donald then turned professional in 2001 where he tallied his first of five PGA Tour wins at the 2002 Southern Farm Bureau Classic (which was shortened to 54 holes due to weather). He also has seven DP World Tour wins, the first coming at the Scandinavian Masters in 2004. Some of Donald’s biggest victories include the 2011 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in 2011, as well as a pair of BMW PGA Championships in 2011 and 2012.

He became the first player to top both the PGA Tour and DP World Tour money lists in the same year in 2011 and was also named player of the year for both tours. Donald spent 56 weeks ranked as the world’s No. 1 player, and joins fellow countryman Lee Westwood as the only players to achieve the title of world No. 1 without winning a major.

Donald was named as Henrik Stenson’s replacement for the 2023 Ryder Cup matches in Italy after Stenson joined the LIV Golf Invitational Series. The 44-year-old Englishman previously represented Europe in 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012 and served as a vice captain in the past two Ryder Cups. Donald, who boasts a 10-4-1- record in the competition, is set to be the first Englishman since Nick Faldo in 2008 to captain the Europeans.

Take a scroll through Donald’s career in golf.

Luke Donald named European Ryder Cup captain for 2023 matches in Italy; replaces LIV Golf winner Henrik Stenson

Donald represented Team Europe as a player in 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012 and as a vice captain in 2018 and 2021.

Just 12 days after removing Henrik Stenson from his captaincy, the European Ryder Cup team has already announced a replacement.

Previous reports were confirmed on Monday morning when four-time Ryder Cupper Luke Donald was officially named as the captain for Team Europe for the 2023 matches at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club near Rome, Sept. 29-Oct 1.

The 44-year-old Englishman previously represented Europe in 2004, 2006, 2010 and 2012 and has five PGA Tour wins and six DP World Tour wins under his belt. The former World No. 1 also served as a vice captain in the past two Ryder Cups. Donald is set to be the first Englishman since Nick Faldo in 2008 to captain the Europeans.

“I feel extremely privileged to have been given that responsibility and it is a responsibility I do not take lightly,” Donald said. “Some of my best experiences in golf have been in the Ryder Cup and I would not swap those for anything. It is an event like no other, and I cannot wait to create more special memories in Italy next year.

“I love everything the Ryder Cup embodies, from the camaraderie and companionship of being part of a team, to the history of the contest, but most of all playing for something bigger than yourself.”

Thomas Bjørn and Edoardo Molinari will remain as vice captains.

“In my opinion, it was essential that Thomas and Edoardo remained part of the team,” Donald said. “They were the first two calls I made once I got the nod to be captain and I’m delighted that they are fully on-board.

Donald was competing at the PGA Tour’s Rocket Mortgage Classic last Thursday when the Telegraph reported his captaincy. When asked about the Telegraph report, Donald said: “If I got this captaincy I would live up to my word and see it through. Let me put it that way. I wouldn’t be doing a Henrik.”

“Everything is totally fine between us. We’re friends,” said Donald on Monday, noting how he and Stenson had spoken since his comments in Detroit. “And next time I see him I’ll congratulate him. He obviously played great yesterday and fair play to him.”

Stenson was ousted July 20 for joining the LIV Golf Invitational Series, where he won in his debut Sunday at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.

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Luke Donald on Europe Ryder Cup gig: ‘If I got this captaincy I would live up to my word and see it through…I wouldn’t be doing a Henrik.’

“If I got this captaincy I would live up to my word and see it through. Let me put it that way. I wouldn’t be doing a Henrik.”

DETROIT – Luke Donald had a few more messages than normal on his phone after he finished his opening round at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

They weren’t to congratulate him on shooting a solid score of 2-under 70 at Detroit Golf Club.

Instead, it had to do with a report that the 44-year-old Englishman will be named to replace Henrik Stenson as captain of the European team in the 2023 Ryder Cup in Italy, according to the Telegraph.

“There’s nothing official to report,” Donald said. “I have been in talks with Guy (Kinnings, Ryder Cup director) at the European Tour. And that’s all I know right now. I know I have a very good chance, Thomas Bjorn and a couple other guys are under consideration.”

In March, when Stenson was initially selected for the role, Donald was perceived to be the bridesmaid.

“I thought I had a good chance this year. Hopefully, that’s not my chance gone,” Donald said at the time. “We have a lot of very worthy candidates, legends of the Ryder Cup, guys like Sergio, I don’t know how this whole Saudi thing is going to play out and if anyone is going to get knocked out because of that. That’s a little bit of a question mark.”

It turned out to be a bigger question mark than anyone thought as Stenson reversed courses and joined LIV Golf, the rival tour backed by Saudi Arabian royalty and clouded in controversy for that country’s poor record of human rights abuses and other atrocities. Stenson, who is making his LIV debut this week, was canned two weeks ago. Donald said he was surprised by Stenson’s about-face.

“I’ve certainly had some of my best moments on the golf course in the Ryder Cups. What an amazing honor it is to represent Europe in the Ryder Cup, and I would love to be a captain. That would be a huge honor as well,” Donald said. “I was surprised that he would put his name forward if his plan was to go to LIV, which, you know, the rumors, and I hate to talk about rumors, but rumors are that he’d been in contact with the rival tours, whatever they were, and he was very interested. And I think everyone knew that, the European Tour knew that. They obviously took his word that he wasn’t going to do it. We all have to sign a clause or contract saying that we won’t have anything to do with (LIV). I’m disappointed I guess that he would put his name forward and then go to LIV. I understand certain guys going to LIV, in certain situations in their careers and stuff, that makes sense. But obviously something big to give up.”

Donald said LIV’s concept was intriguing, and that everyone has a number, but he had not been approached to play in the 48-man league. He had been asked about joining the TV announcing crew.

“Turned that down pretty quickly,” he said. “A little bit of a slight on my game. I know I haven’t played that great, but thanks but no thanks.”

Donald said he was told that a decision on Team Europe’s captain would be announced early next week. He would be the first Englishman since Nick Faldo in 2008 to hold the non-playing position.

“If I got this captaincy I would live up to my word and see it through,” he said. “Let me put it that way. I wouldn’t be doing a Henrik.”

Donald – a four-time Ryder Cup player (2004, ’06, ’10, ’12), five-time PGA Tour winner and six-time DP World Tour winner who played college golf at Northwestern – made a 30-minute presentation to the three most recent Ryder Cup captains – Darren Clarke, Thomas Bjorn and Padraig Harrington – as well as David Howell, chairman of the DP World Tour tournament committee, and DP World Tour CEO Keith Pelley earlier this year. He said he didn’t have to make a second presentation. Sweden’s Robert Karlsson, Scotland’s Paul Lawrie and Italy’s Edouardo Molinari were the other finalists in March.

Donald, a former world No. 1, served as a vice-captain in the past two Ryder Cups and called Rome, home to host site Marco Simone Golf Club, one of his and his wife’s favorite cities.

“We’ve been many times,” he said. “Beautiful city, architecture and the history of stuff that you can go see, it’s one of my favorite places to visit.”

Perhaps in late September 2023.

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Report: Luke Donald will replace Henrik Stenson as 2023 European Ryder Cup captain

The Englishman, a four-time European Ryder Cup player, is reported to take the helm for Rome.

Englishman Luke Donald will replace the sacked Henrik Stenson as captain of the European team in the 2023 Ryder Cup in Italy, according to a report in the Telegraph.

Stenson was canned two weeks ago after announcing he would join LIV Golf, the rival tour backed by Saudi Arabian royalty and clouded in controversy for that country’s poor record of human rights abuses and other atrocities. Stenson begins play on that tour today at Trump Bedminster in New Jersey. The longtime independent contractor has expressed disappointment in losing the honorary Ryder Cup job after breaking his captaincy contract that forbid him from playing on a rival tour by signing a lucrative contract with LIV Golf.

Donald – a four-time Ryder Cup player (2004, ’06, ’10, ’12), five-time PGA Tour winner and six-time DP World Tour winner who played college golf at Northwestern – was long rumored as a potential captain at some future Ryder Cup. The former World No. 1 served as a vice captain in the past two Ryder Cups and is playing this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic on the PGA Tour in Detroit.

According to the report, Thomas Bjorn and Edoardo Molinari will keep their gigs as vice captains in Rome.

While there was much speculation on who might replace the canned Stenson as captain, as of yet it doesn’t appear the top Euro players themselves are in any rush to jump to LIV Golf. Potential team members such as Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland and Matt Fitzpatrick, among others, have not joined LIV, with several having pledged a commitment to the PGA Tour and the DP World Tour. Most of the former European Ryder Cuppers who have jumped to LIV, such as Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, are seen by many as being well past their primes and unlikely candidates to have competed in Rome. Of those who have left to compete for LIV’s Greg Norman, only the aging Sergio Garcia and Paul Casey were considered potential contenders to compete in Rome.

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Report: Sergio Garcia won’t resign DP World Tour membership after LIV Golf move to hold out for Ryder Cup

The European Ryder Cup legend is holding out hope for a historic appearance in 2023.

When Sergio Garcia wrapped up his T-68 finish at the Open Championship at St. Andrews, he was just about ready to resign his membership from the DP World Tour, which would make him ineligible for the 2023 Ryder Cup in Italy.

A couple weeks later, Garcia has changed his mind on his DP World Tour membership future.

“But thanks to the things that Jon Rahm said, and I had a couple of good conversations with guys on the (DP World) Tour, I’m going to hold off on that. I want to at least see what’s happening when the Ryder Cup qualification starts. See what kind of rules and eligibilities they have in there,” Garcia said to ESPN. “If I agree with what they (are), I’ll definitely keep playing whatever I can on the tour and try to qualify for that Ryder Cup team. And if not, then we’ll move on. But it is definitely something that is in my mind.”

“I told (DP World Tour CEO) Keith Pelley, ‘I want to keep being a member of the DP World Tour. I want to play my minimum, still support the tour, still have my eligibilities to make Ryder Cup teams,'” Garcia explained. “He said, ‘That’s great, but we got to do what’s best for us. We’ll see what that is.'”

More: Sergio on why he sees the LIV Golf format as ‘the future of golf’

The 42-year-old Spaniard was one of the first players to resign his PGA Tour membership to join the Greg Norman-led LIV Golf Invitational Series, which is backed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. LIV Golf will hold its third event later this week at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.

Saudi Arabia has been accused of wide-ranging human rights abuses, including politically motivated killings, torture, forced disappearances and inhumane treatment of prisoners. And members of the royal family and Saudi government were accused of involvement in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist.

“Now it’s gotten a little bit sadder with fines and bans,” Garcia said of the rift between LIV, the PGA and DP World tours. “What they did to Henrik. It’s a little bit sad.”

Henrik Stenson was stripped of his Ryder Cup captaincy last week after he joined the upstart circuit. The 46-year-old Swede will make his LIV debut at Bedminster.

“In light of decisions made by Henrik in relation to his personal circumstances, it has become clear that he will not be able to fulfill certain contractual obligations to Ryder Cup Europe that he had committed to prior to his announcement as Captain on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, and it is therefore not possible for him to continue in the role of Captain,” the DP World Tour said in statement.

“The opportunity to play in LIV events moving forward is something that I want to experience,” said Stenson in a lengthy Twitter statement.

Garcia has represented Europe in the Ryder Cup 10 times and boasts a 25-13-7 record. He holds the record for points scored for Team Europe (28.5) and is just one appearance behind all-time leaders Lee Westwood and Nick Faldo (11).

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Lynch: Henrik Stenson is another dishonest LIV Golf player, but Europe knew he was a risky Ryder Cup gamble

Dishonesty and cowardice are two traits common to many players who have decamped to LIV Golf.

For a sport that prides itself on values like honesty, honor and integrity, golf sure seems over-populated with people whose word is worth about as much as a phlegm sundae on a sweltering day. ’Twas always thus, of course, no matter how energetically the PGA Tour marketed everyone as being of admirable character and charitable bearing. Thanks to Greg Norman’s ongoing abuse of the Clown Prince’s checkbook, at least now less work is required to identify the game’s most hollow charlatans. Just lob a dart at the LIV Golf line-up. And don’t feel the need to aim carefully.

Dishonesty and cowardice are two traits common to many players who have decamped to LIV Golf. They lie about their intent to join the Saudi-backed outfit and continually compound that by refusing to admit they did so for money, cowering behind codswallop about growing the game (they’re not) or setting their own schedule (they can’t). It’s an expanding roster of golfers who once insisted they’d never do exactly what they did whenever the Saudis found the inflection point in their spines, where cash trumps conscience.

LIV’s latest recruit is its least surprising: Henrik Stenson, the duration of whose Ryder Cup captaincy compares unfavorably to that of a Kardashian marriage. A few hours after Ryder Cup Europe announced his dismissal, Stenson released a statement expressing disappointment that jumping to the Saudis had cost him the job, perhaps forgetting that just four months ago he signed a contract that forbade him from doing just that.

“It is a shame to witness the significant uncertainty surrounding the Ryder Cup,” Stenson wrote, sounding like a pyromaniac dismayed at the damage caused by the fire he set.

But words, like contracts and character, are meaningless in the ranks of LIV Golf.

No sentient person in golf can be shocked that Stenson left for LIV, least of all those who selected him for the captaincy. Ryder Cup Europe coyly explained the decision to strip him of the captaincy as being “in light of decisions made by Henrik in relation to his personal circumstances.” Those circumstances don’t relate only to what tour Stenson wishes to compete on.

Most everyone on the DP World and PGA tours knows Stenson has more than once been the victim of large-scale embezzlement, so European Ryder Cup bosses must have understood that anyone offering him money would get a hearing. They would also have surmised that the dollar amount the Saudis were dangling would only increase with his assuming the captaincy. In the crude currency familiar to the Saudi regime, the head of the Ryder Cup captain is an attractive trophy to brandish. So what might seem an impressive coup for LIV Golf is really just an acknowledgment of Stenson’s financial history.

It was a risk Ryder Cup Europe chose to assume. It was a mistake common among many organizations and individuals who have had dealings with LIV players—trusting them, thinking their word was a bond rather than a tactic, assuming their signatures on contracts had standing. In the event LIV gained traction during Stenson’s tenure as captain, no one was more susceptible to FOMO—fear of missing out—on the cash. In the current environment, he was always a risky bet, but one that cratered even more rapidly than the Old World decision-makers could have imagined.

The extent to which the Ryder Cup will be impacted by Stenson’s firing is likely less than LIV enthusiasts will claim. The U.S. rout last year in Wisconsin proved that Europe is caught between generations of talent, so there’s little clarity on who the continent will field 14 months from now in Rome. None of the veterans who signed with LIV—Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Graeme McDowell—were serious candidates for a spot on the squad. They are all yesterday’s men, as surely as Stenson is yesterday’s skipper.

In pondering options for his replacement, Europe should take the opportunity to dispense with the revolving door that has governed the captaincy for a quarter-century. Some of Europe’s greatest successes came under Tony Jacklin and Bernard Gallacher. Jacklin led four consecutive teams, followed by Gallacher for three. Two men held the captain’s job from 1983 until 1997, when Seve Ballesteros assumed the role for the match in Spain. That’s when Europe’s ‘Big 5’ of the 1980s and ‘90s was maturing into management, so the specious idea took root that even a winning captain had to make way simply because it was someone else’s turn.

Paul McGinley was an excellent captain in 2014, but was replaced in 2016 by Darren Clarke, who wasn’t. Thomas Bjorn led Europe to a decisive victory in Paris four years ago, but stepped aside for Padraig Harrington, whose team was battered at Whistling Straits last September.

The same phenomenon is evident on the U.S. side. Why should Paul Azinger have ceded to Corey Pavin in 2010? Or Davis Love III to Jim Furyk in 2018? Or, frankly, Steve Stricker to Zach Johnson this time? If a winning and popular captain has had enough, then fair enough. But if he’s willing and able to stay on, he should not be assumed to be out of the job simply because there are other candidates who feel entitled to a shot.

Hitting a reset button on how Europe selects captains might be the only positive contribution Stenson can claim from his 127-day stint in the job. Even Italian governments would be embarrassed to fall so quickly.

The Ryder Cup forged reputations—for loyalty, for love of competition, for character—that instantly withered under LIV’s insidious caress, lost amid a deluge of duplicity and double-speak. Chalk up Stenson’s as another. “I am committed to growing the game and using the game as a force for good,” he wrote, going on to insist that the sportswashing effort operated and financed by the repressive Saudi regime will be just such a positive force for good. Should one ever need a reminder of how easily credulous people can be duped, Stenson’s statement should be Exhibit ‘A.’

Next week, Stenson will make his LIV debut at a tournament hosted by Donald Trump. It promises to be the Super Bowl for grifters, a gathering of men sorely destitute of character, hungrily pocketing someone else’s cash while claiming it’s in service of a greater good. They are all richly deserving of each other’s company.

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Schupak: Henrik Stenson will regret walking away from Ryder Cup captaincy for money

English golfer Eddie Pepperell: “Henrik, just be honest, it was a bucket load of cash and you couldn’t resist it.”

Say it ain’t so, Henrik, say it ain’t so.

You, too, are headed to LIV Golf? And surrendering your captaincy for Team Europe? Rumor became official Wednesday.

Of all the flip-flops, this is the toughest one to swallow because Stenson effectively admitted that the money – a reported $40 million up front – is worth more than his legacy and the prestige of being captain for the one event where money is never the concern.

Beloved for his deadpan humor and practical jokes, Stenson, 46, has won a major, a Players, a Tour Championship and a silver medal at the Olympics during a career filled with highs and lows. Along the way, he lost his game and a sizeable fortune not once but twice.

From the beginning, he was an easy target for LIV Golf, which provided a sudden chance for Stenson to regain much of his personal fortune. First, he was a victim in a ponzi scheme in 2009 by his sponsor Stanford Financial. Golfers rejoiced when Stenson won the 2013 Tour Championship and FedEx Cup and was financially secure once more, but then he got bamboozled again and so one of the most fascinating elements of the Saudis showering obscene amounts of money for over-the-hill golfers came down to what did Stenson value more: money or the chance to be Ryder Cup candidate?

With the likes of Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Sergio Garcia, among others waiting in the wings as future captains, Stenson knew his time was now or never. He was rumored to be on the fence to jump to LIV, but then Phil Mickelson opened his big mouth and Stenson figured that LIV wouldn’t get off the ground for another year, if it ever did.

Remember how Rory McIlroy pronounced it dead in the water? Stenson went with the safe pick and decided to be Ryder Cup captain. He could drink for free in any pub or tavern anywhere in Europe if he brought the Cup back home when the biennial competition is staged in Rome in 2023.

Stenson’s appointment in March seemed to put to bed all the speculation that he could be bought. He was given a choice and he had made it.

“I am fully committed to the captaincy and to Ryder Cup Europe and the job at hand,” he said.

Henrik Stenson of Sweden poses for a portrait on March 14, 2022 in Orlando, after being named captain of the European team for the 2023 Ryder Cup. (Photo: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

He added that “The Ryder Cup is golf, and sport, at its very best. I got goosebumps every time I pulled on a European shirt as a player and that will be magnified in the role of Captain.”

He noted that the captain signs a contract with Ryder Cup Europe.

In the ensuing months, though, LIV Golf went from talk to reality. And the reality for Stenson is that his game is a shadow of its former self. He hasn’t recorded a top-10 finish on the PGA Tour since the 2019 U.S. Open and has made just 12 cuts in his last 36 starts since the beginning of the 2019-20 season. He was on pace to miss the FedEx Cup Playoffs again.

The Saudi money is like the sirens call in Greek mythology. What man can resist the allure of all that lucre? If someone offered you $40 million just to do your job, you’d be hard-pressed to turn it down. You’d also probably wonder what’s the catch.

It’s a sad day in the Ryder Cup for Stenson to walk away from being the first Swede to serve as captain of the European team. But he should never have accepted the job in the first place if he was just waiting for the Saudis to match his price. His word is about as good as the sport’s team owner who swears he won’t trade his star player before the trade deadline and then breaks a city’s heart by doing just that.

He tried to explain his side of the story in a four-paragraph tweet. As one of his followers replied, if your statement is that long there’s a part of you that believes what you’re doing is wrong.

“Henrik, just be honest, it was a bucket load of cash and you couldn’t resist it, like the rest of the guys,” tweeted English golfer Eddie Pepperell. “Will always love your game (especially those mid-irons!) but what a disappointing thing to do.”

It’s a tremendously awkward and bad look for the DP World Tour, who really have one chip to play – join LIV and you’re out of the Ryder Cup – and apparently even that isn’t stopping Stenson, who had won $32 million on the PGA Tour and another $30 million on the European Tour, from fleeing for easy money.

It’s shameless.

“He could have waited 15 months,” Padraig Harrington told Sky Sports on Wednesday.

Then again Stenson wouldn’t have been as attractive to LIV. Greg Norman surely loves that he’s thrown the Ryder Cup into disarray. But the Ryder Cup is bigger than anyone person and soon someone who truly is fully committed to the captaincy will be named to step in as a replacement.

Here’s hoping Stenson has found some better handlers for his money but know this: no matter what Talor Gooch may say, Stenson will never experience goosebumps playing for the Majestiks like he did wearing the European shirt at the Ryder Cup.

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Photos: Henrik Stenson through the years

View photos of Henrik Stenson throughout his professional career including the 2016 Open Championship and multiple Ryder Cup appearances.

One of the biggest names of the mid-2000s and 2010s, Henrik Stenson was a Swedish assassin.

Nicknamed “The Iceman,” Stenson has 25 worldwide wins including a 2016 Open Championship duel against Phil Mickelson.

Turning professional in 1998, Stenson joined the European Tour full-time in 2001. Wasting no time, the Swede earned his first pro win at Benson & Hedges International Open the same year.

Other career highlights include wins at the 2007 WGC Matchplay, 2009 Players Championship, 2013 Tour Championship and nine top-5 major finishes.

A five-time Ryder Cup participant, Stenson boasts a 10-7-2 record and even clinched the winning point in his debut for the Euros in 2006. He was slated to be captain of the Europeans for the 2022 matches, before that invitation was rescinded on July 20, 2022, in advance of his expected move to LIV Golf.

Here’s a look at Stenson’s career through the years: