Luke Donald named Europe’s Ryder Cup captain after Henrik Stenson stripped of role

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Luke Donald has been named Europe's Ryder Cup captain for next year's contest in Rome after Henrik Stenson was stripped of the role.

Stenson was appointed captain on March 15, but the Swede's tenure lasted just 127 days before he was sacked for breaking his contract by joining the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series.

An official statement at the time read: “In light of decisions made by Henrik in relation to his personal circumstances, it has become clear that he will not be able to fulfil certain contractual obligations to Ryder Cup Europe that he had committed to prior to his announcement ... and it is therefore not possible for him to continue in the role of Captain.”

Donald was on the winning side in all four of his Ryder Cup appearances as a player, including the record victories in 2004 and 2006 and 2012's 'Miracle at Medinah', where he won the opening singles match against Bubba Watson.

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