Luke Donald ‘set to be announced as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain’ for next year’s match in Rome

Luke Donald is ‘set to be announced as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain’ for next year’s match in Rome replacing Henrik Stenson – who was sacked after announcing decision to join Saudi-backed rebel LIV Golf tourLuke Donald is set to be announced as Europe’s Ryder Cup for next year’s matchDonald will replace Henrik Stenson, who was sacked for joining the LIV seriesThe Englishman pushed Swede Stenson close in March’s captain selection race 

Luke Donald is reportedly set to be announced as Europe’s Ryder Cup captain for next year’s match in Rome, replacing Henrik Stenson, who was sacked last week for joining the Saudi-backed LIV series.

The Englishman pushed Stenson the closest in March’s selection race and was the obvious choice after the Swede’s 127-day reign ended in unprecedented acrimony and recrimination. 

The former World No 1 ends England’s 14-year record-long wait between captains, with Sir Nick Faldo being the last captain back in 2008.

The 45-year-old, who was played in four Ryder Cups, served as vice captain to Thomas Bjorn and to Padraig Harrington in 2021 in Wisconsin where he experienced his first taste of defeat in the competition.

Donald is expected to retain the two vice-captains Stenson had appointed before his stunning U-Turn, Bjorn and Edoardo Molinari.

More to follow..

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