Henrik Stenson named Workforce Europe captain for 2023 Ryder Cup

Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson has been named Workforce Europe’s captain for the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome.

Stenson authorised the function on Tuesday and instructed journalists he was once “totally dedicated” to regaining the trophy after closing 12 months’s defeat.

The 45-year-old is the primary Swede and the 5th participant from continental Europe to be captain, selected via a five-member panel that incorporated 3 earlier captains.

Europe has no longer misplaced on house soil since 1993 however faces a tricky job to win the Ryder Cup at Marco Simone in Italy subsequent 12 months.

America recorded their biggest-ever successful margin at a Ryder Cup via triumphing 19-9 at Whistling Straits in 2021. They’re going to be captained via Zach Johnson in Rome.

“I’m totally dedicated to the captaincy and to the Ryder Cup Europe and the activity to hand,” Stenson stated.

“We’re going to stay busy with that and I’m going to do the whole thing in my energy to ship a successful staff in Rome.”

The Swede beat out veteran golfers Luke Donald, Robert Karlsson, and Paul Lawrie to be named Workforce Europe captain.

Stenson, a former British Open champion, performed on 5 Ryder Cup groups and served as a vice-captain below Padraig Harrington closing September at Whistling Straits.

“Time will inform precisely how the staff will formalise. However we’ve were given the outdated guard. We have now were given the enjoy, the gamers who performed a large number of Ryder Cups. We have now the brand new ability which can be up-and-coming and feature proven some nice indicators and need to proceed to try this.”

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“The door is open for any person with a Eu passport,” Stenson added, “I do know my gamers are going to be up for a problem”.