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Henrik Stenson named European Ryder Cup captain

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September 21, 2021; Kohler, Wisconsin, USA; Team Europe vice-captain Henrik Stenson (far right) tosses his hat as Luke Donald (far left), Graeme McDowell (second from left), and Martin Kaymer (third from left) look on while posing for a team photo during a practice round for the 43rd Ryder Cup golf competition at Whistling Straits. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Henrik Stenson of Sweden on Tuesday was named the European Ryder Cup captain for the 2023 matches in Italy.

Stenson, who served as vice captain in Europe’s loss to the United States in 2021 at Whistling Straits, elevates to the top spot and will square off against Team USA captain Zach Johnson in Rome.

“It is a huge honor and I was humbled to get the call confirming the news,” said Stenson, who succeeded Padraig Harrington as captain.

“I would like to thank the selection panel for believing in me and will say to them, and every European golf fan, that I will do everything in my power and leave no stone unturned in the quest to get the Ryder Cup back in European hands.”

Stenson, 45, has played on five Ryder Cup teams.

He becomes the first Swede to be named captain for the European side.

–Field Level Media