By Matt Smith
Following Henrik Stenson signing with LIV Golf, the Swedish Golf Federation has announced it has ended its relationship with the former Open Championship winner.
The ex-world No. 2 was informed by his home nation’s golf programme that it is brining its partnership with him to an end.
“We believe that Henrik, given his involvement with LIV Golf, can no longer act as a role model for Swedish junior golfers,” said Gunnar Hakansson, the SGF secretary general.
Stenson responded on Instagram: “Naturally, we are disappointed that the SGF feel that our commitment and financial support via the Henrik Stenson Foundation is no longer wanted but this will in no way impact our drive to develop junior and paragolf in Sweden.”
Stenson was removed as Ryder Cup captaincy over the summer after he announced he would be joining LIV Golf. The 46-year-old made his debut at the third event of the series’ inaugural season at Bedminster at the end of July, grabbing international headlines by sensationally winning the event and claiming the $4 million first-place prize money.
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