Swedish Golf Federation cuts ties with Henrik Stenson at LIV Golf, Ian Poulter takes aim

Swedish Golf Federation cuts ties with Henrik Stenson at LIV Golf, Ian Poulter takes aim


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The Swedish Golf Federation (SGF) has officially severed ties with 2016 British Open champion and six-time PGA Tour winner Henrik Stenson. About the relationship with LIV Golf.

Swedish Federation Secretary General Gunnar Hakansson said in a recent statement that Stinson’s participation was “not appropriate as a role model in our junior and paragolf movement”. According to Golf Digest.

Henrik Stenson Of Majestic Gc Plays An Approach Shot On The 18Th Hole During The Liv Golf Invitational-Bedminster At Trump National Golf Club On July 31, 2022, In Bedminster, New Jersey.

Henrik Stenson of Majestic GC plays an approach shot on the 18th hole during the LIV Golf Invitational-Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club on July 31, 2022, in Bedminster, New Jersey.
(Charles Laberge/LIV Golf via Getty Images)

“We believe that Henrik can no longer be a role model for Swedish junior golfers because of his involvement with LIV Golf,” said Håkansson.

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Stenson confirmed the news on Instagram, saying he was “disappointed” by Swedish Golf’s decision.

“Naturally, we are disappointed to hear that SGF’s commitment and financial support through the Henrik Stenson Foundation is not wanted, but this in no way affects our approach. Developing junior and paragolf in Sweden.

Henrik Stenson Of Majestics Gc Lifts The Individual Trophy After Winning The Liv Golf Invitational-Bedminster At Trump National Golf Club On July 31, 2022 In Bedminster, New Jersey.

Henrik Stenson of Majestics GC lifts the individual trophy after winning the LIV Golf Invitational-Bedminster at Trump National Golf Club on July 31, 2022 in Bedminster, New Jersey.
(Charles Laberge/LIV Golf via Getty Images)

Ian Poulter blasted the SGF on Twitter over the weekend, saying he believed they would “regret” their decision.

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“Beyond disappointing to hear this news. I really hope the juniors/handicap golfers comment,” he tweeted, listing some of Stanson’s accomplishments. “I hope you regret this SGF. The greatest Swedish male golfer.”

The announcement comes just a few months after Stenson. He was stripped of his Ryder Cup captaincy Among the reports, at that time, it is assumed that he went to LIV Golf.

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Sweden'S Henrik Stenson Acknowledges The Crowd During The Volvo Cars Scandinavian Mixed 2022 At Halmstad Golf Club On June 12, 2022 In Halmstad, Sweden.

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson acknowledges the crowd during the Volvo Cars Scandinavian Mixed 2022 at Halmstad Golf Club on June 12, 2022 in Halmstad, Sweden.
(Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

“It has become clear that Henrik will not be able to fulfill some of his decisions related to his personal situation. Contractual obligations for Ryder Cup Europe In the year “He made a commitment before being announced as captain on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, so it is not possible for him to continue in the role of captain,” Team Europe said in a statement at the time.

Stenson may still be able to play in the Ryder Cup as qualification for Team Europe has not been announced.

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