The 2016 Open Champion helped Europe to victory in three of his five Ryder Cup appearances as a player, including the last home tournament at Le Golf National in 2018.
Stenson, 46, was also vice-captain to Padraig Harrington at Whistling Straits last year and had been tasked with regaining the trophy following Europe’s record 19-9 defeat to the United States team in Wisconsin.
“In light of decisions made by Henrik in relation to his personal circumstances, it has become clear he will not be able to fulfil certain contractual obligations,” Ryder Cup Europe said in a statement on Wednesday.
“And it is therefore not possible for him to continue in the role of captain.
— Henrik Stenson (@henrikstenson) July 20, 2022
“Confirmation of the new 2023 European Ryder Cup Captain will be made in due course.”