Great return for Henrik Stenson. He will tee it up alongside fellow Ryder Cup stars Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood and Martin Kaymer at this year’s Porsche European Open at Green Eagle Golf Courses in Hamburg from June 2-5.
Henrik Stenson, statements
“I’m really looking forward to feeling the buzz in the grounds and to the live experience generated by the side events, as well as new attractions and some surprises this year”.
Henrik Olof Stenson is a Swedish golfer, part of the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. In 2016, the year in which he also won the Olympic silver medal in Rio de Janeiro behind Justin Rose, Stenson won the Open Championship played at the Royal Troon Golf Club, becoming the first Swede to lift the Claret Jug: thanks to a final round extraordinary, embellished with ten birdies and finished in 63, had the better of a rival of great value, the American Phil Mickelson, over whom he prevailed with a three-stroke advantage.
The final score of 264 (68, 65, 68 and 63) was well below the par of the Royal Troon 20 (the score of 4 laps cannot be compared with the Par of a course). Hernik Stenson has been officially named captain of the European selection at the 2023 Ryder Cup in Rome: the Swede, who made five Ryder Cup appearances as a player (also during Europe's victory at Le Golf National in 2018), succeeds Padraig Harrington and will be called to "avenge" the record defeat (19-9) suffered in the last edition of the tournament against the USA.
The Marco Simone Golf and Country Club will host the biennial event from 29 September to 1 October next year, with Europe not losing a Ryder Cup at home since a 15-13 defeat at The Belfry in 1993. Overseas, however, US selection confirms Zach Johnson as captain, with Steve Striker as deputy.
The general manager of the Ryder Cup 2023 project, Gian Paolo Montali, commented: "I am really happy for the appointment of Henrik Stenson as captain of the Europe team at the Ryder Cup 2023 in Rome. That of the Ryder Cup Europe is a fundamental and very important choice for the next edition of the challenge with the United States in which the Old Continent is called to redeem the defeat with the United States that arrived in Wisconsin last September.
His role will be extremely important in creating unity and teamwork, especially in such a delicate historical moment . I can't wait for him to arrive in Italy, where he will find the maximum collaboration to bring the Europe team back to success"