Luke Donald to captain Team Europe at 2023 Ryder Cup

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’s move to LIV Golf forced Team Europe to look for a new captain and former world number 1 Donald has the credentials having previously served as a vice-captain.

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Henrik Stenson stripped of Ryder Cup captaincy due to move to LIV Golf

Henrik Stenson has confirmed he is joining the Saudi-backed LIV Golf International Series and says he is “disappointed” to be stripped of the Ryder Cup captaincy but hopes to represent Team Europe in the future. The decision to remove the Swede was made after weeks of speculation he would join the breakaway tour.

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Birdie blitz sees Cameron Smith win the Open

Cameron Smith stunned St Andrews by snatching the 150th Open Championship title by one stroke from Cameron Young, as Rory McIlroy finished third. It is a first major for the Australian, who carded a magnificent bogey-free eight-under-par 64, that featured five successive birdies from the 10th, to win on 20 under par.

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Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland set for Sunday showdown at The Open

The 150th Open Championship is shaping up for a thrilling finish after moving day lived up to its billing on Saturday. Rory McIlroy produced one of the moments of the day with a stunning bunker shot for an eagle. It enabled him to secure a share of lead alongside Viktor Hovland going into the final round.

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Cameron Smith soars into the lead after round 2 – The Open

Cameron Smith produced a record-breaking round of 64 to jump into a two-shot halfway lead at The 150th Open. Cameron Young sits in second with Rory McIlroy and Viktor Hovland just three strokes back heading into the weekend at St Andrews.

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