Making a bid to herald the brand new captain of the European Ryder Cup staff is an influence play, pure and easy.
What I don’t know is whether or not Stenson instigated it or whether or not they have thrown a lot cash at him that they’ve turned his head.
LIV Golf’s transfer for Henrik Stenson is a present of power from the brand new golf tour.
Regardless, taking the captain of a Ryder Cup staff is a tactic geared toward creating most disruption and nothing else.
There was a lot speak about LIV Golf eager to develop the sport however I’ve not seen any of that but.
What I’m seeing is an organisation with wealth on an unprecedented scale in our recreation flexing its monetary muscle at each flip – and I don’t prefer it.
It’s divisive and doing nothing to point out the sport of golf in a great mild.
The fallout continues to assemble momentum with every passing week and I can’t assist however really feel the timing of all of that is deliberate.
Once more, the phrase disruption involves thoughts.
That is all occurring on the worst doable time with the now ex-captain resulting from sit down with the board and Ryder Cup panel to resolve the easiest way to pick his staff for subsequent 12 months’s match.
Paul McGinley modified the choice course of from how Jose Maria Olazabal had it and captains have particular person preferences when it comes to the variety of picks they need and whether or not to prioritise the world rankings or the Race to Dubai standings.
I’m certain Henrik would have had his personal choice course of in thoughts too however with the qualifying interval resulting from begin quickly all the things is now up within the air after his captaincy was terminated at the moment.
Time is of the essence now. A brand new captain goes to be wanted and that course of must occur shortly to provide him time to decide on his backroom employees.
Henrik was given a terrific honour however has chosen to forsake it for a brand new enterprise elsewhere.
For Europe the present should go on – and with a brand new captain on the helm.