Stenson & Swedish Federation part ways

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Henrik Stenson’s LIV Golf signing has brought him media and golf ire

In a highly controversial move, the Swedish Golf Federation, removed 46-year-old Henrik Stenson, perhaps the country’s most successful player ever and the 2016 British Open ‘Champion from its golf program due to his involvement with LIV Golfl.

A message from Gunar Harkansson, the Swedish federation’s secretary general, read, “We believe that Henrik, given his involvement with LIV Golf, can no longer act as a role model for Swedish junior golfers,”

Stenson confirmed the move on Instagram. “Naturally, we are disappointed that the SGF feel that our commitment and financial support via the Henrik Stenson Foundation is no longer wanted,” Stenson wrote, “but this will in no way impact our drive to develop junior and paragolf in Sweden.”

Earlier in July, Stenson was stripped of his Ryder Cup captaincy too, following his signing with the Saudi backed LIV Golf Invitational, where he won in his debut at the event in Bedminster, New Jersey.

However, several well known pro golfers expressed their disapproval of the move.


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