[IMAGE: Julio Aguilar]
So far at least, the probable make-up of the next European Ryder Cup team has gone all but unscathed in the face of LIV Golf recruitment. Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, long-time mainstays, were long shots to make the 2023 squad anyway.
Only 40-somethings Sergio Garcia and Paul Casey – both of whom likely to play in just one more edition of the biennial contest – have made the jump from the PGA Tour/DP World Tour, swayed by the money Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund is pumping into the LIV project.
But that relatively happy state of affairs is about to change. Following a prolonged and increasingly loud period of speculation, Henrik Stenson, who was named captain of the Old World side in Italy for next year in March, has been relieved of his duties.
Ryder Cup Europe released a short statement Thursday…