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(by Federico Colosimo)

(ANSA) – ROME, Jul 20 – The economic progress of the Arab Super League also affects the Ryder Cup 2023. Henrik Stenson had only been announced four months earlier as captain of the Continental team in the challenge against the United States in Rome. , has been relieved of office from the Ryder Cup Europe and has been implemented with immediate effect. Sweden, despite a signed contract, complete with penalties in case of termination, has accepted the flatter and petrodollars of LIV Golf. A tough blow to the Ryder Cup, which is honoring the Cup and the win: no prize money. And that’s why the choice of Stenson, 46, of Gothenburg, is seen as a betrayal in the environment. In fact, Stenson – having already been approached by the Super League before accepting the post of captain of the old continent – would have been offered $50 million, an amount that would have shaken the Scandinavian’s (in)certainty. “His mandate should be considered terminated with immediate effect.
In light of the individual circumstances decisions he has taken, it is clear that he will not be able to fulfill the contractual obligations to which he has committed to Ryder Cup Europe. The new European captain will be chosen in due course. Until that time, Ryder Cup Europe will not issue further comment “communication from Ryder Cup Europe which, however, makes no mention of the Super League. The Australian, nicknamed the “White Shark”, is meanwhile preparing for other champions. To announce: In addition to Stenson, Australian Cameron Smith (fresh from victory at The Open) is also about to switch to golf’s new economic powerhouse, world No. 2, and Japanese Hideki Matsuyama (in his The Masters in 2021) Salaries that oblige the PGA Tour and DP World Tour, as also suggested by Green’s many champions – from Rory McIlroy to Francesco Molinari – open clashes with LIV Golf to try to find a solution to a story. Which is risky for even undermining the credibility of the Ryder Cup, the third most important media event in the world after the World Cup and the Olympics.
And the example of Tiger Woods, who turned down a $1 billion offer, appears increasingly to be an (almost) isolated case. From Dustin Johnson to Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson to Sergio Garcia, Bryson DeChambeau to Patrick Reed: there are many big names who have already picked up the Super League, also fighting legal battles with the PGA Tour and DP World Tour . Considering, I decided to join several of my colleagues and play in the LIV series starting next week’s event in the US – said the Scandinavian – unfortunately, my decision allows me to continue my role as captain of Team Europe does not allow. Ryder Cup 2023. My decision to take my leave of Ryder Cup Europe is a decision I do not agree with but which I have decided to accept for now. A finale that suggests possible developments, but in the meantime Ryder Cup Europe is at a point of no return. The new captain should be elected within a week. Norwegian Thomas Björn (along with Edoardo Molinari among the old continent’s vice-captains), who led Europe to success in Paris in 2018, could be picked. British Luke Donald and Scotsman Paul Lowry are also competing. From candidates to suggestions. With RCE giving that a strong signal, Rory could try to convince McIlroy – one of the most important of the Super League – to take on the dual role of captain-player. A dream more than a fantasy. (handle).

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