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

Henrik Stenson, a five-time Ryder Cup player, has been heavily linked with the LIV Golf Invitational Series since its launch earlier this year; despite rumours Tommy Fleetwood is not joining LIV; next event is due to take place in New Jersey from July 29-31
Henrik Stenson is expected to be imminently stripped of his Ryder Cup captaincy, with the Swede poised to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series.

The 2016 Champion Golfer of the Year, who is set to lead Team Europe in next September’s edition of the biennial contest, has been regularly linked with the Greg Norman-fronted tour.

Stenson told reporters that his schedule for the remainder of the year was “undecided” after missing the cut on Friday at The Open in St Andrews.

The 46-year-old now set to commit to the breakaway circuit.

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Stenson, a five-time Ryder Cup player, was announced as Team Europe’s captain in March, with Zach Johnson to lead Team USA in Italy next year.

Johnson has already confirmed that LIV Golf players will not be eligible for US Ryder Cup qualification.

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