Henrik Stenson shoots against the Ryder Cup team after a win at LIV Golf

Henrik Stenson is trying out for the European Ryder Cup team after winning the LIV Golf Invitational Series event in Bedminster, New Jersey on Sunday.

Stenson was playing in his first career LIV event after announcing he was joining the fledgling league. Stenson shot 11 under during the 54-hole event to win by two strokes. He then took a shot at the Ryder Cup team.

“I guess we can agree that I played like a captain,” Stenson said.

Stenson alluded to what happened to the European Ryder Cup team.

Stenson in March was named captain of the European Ryder Cup team for the 2023 event in Italy. But he was stripped of his captaincy in July and was disappointed by the move.

“I want to thank everyone I have worked with so far to prepare for Rome 2023. I am extremely disappointed that I have not been allowed to continue in my role, but I wish you all the best in your ongoing preparations Stenson said.

Stenson also expressed that the parties may eventually reach a resolution.

“It’s unfortunate to see the considerable uncertainty surrounding the Ryder Cup, who will be eligible to play, etc. I sincerely hope that a resolution can be reached between the tours and its members soon and that the Ryder Cup can act as a mechanism for redress between various golfing organizations and their members.”

Stenson may no longer captain the European team, but he still feels he deserves the role.

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