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The Swedish Golf Federation has cut ties with Henrik Stenson in the wake of his controversial switch to LIV Golf.

Stenson’s move to the Saudi-backed rebel tour was confirmed earlier this year, resulting in him being stripped of the Ryder Cup captaincy.

Now the 46-year-old has suffered another blow after his national association opted to end their long-standing relationship.

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“We believe that Henrik, given his involvement with LIV Golf, can no longer act as a role model for Swedish junior golfers,” the federation told news agency TT.

Despite the organisation’s decision, Stenson still plans to support junior and paragolf in his homeland – a pledge he outlined in a statement on his own social media accounts.

In March, Stenson became the first Swede to be named Europe’s Ryder Cup captain.

He claimed after taking the job he had signed a contract preventing him from joining LIV while he held the role.

However, just three months later his reign ended as he signed up with the Saudi-backed, Greg Norman-fronted breakaway tour.

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On his maiden appearance on the circuit, he topped the individual standings and scooped $4million.

Meanwhile, Stenson’s former team-mate Luke Donald was announced as his replacement for next year’s Ryder Cup in Rome.





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