Ryder Cup 2023, captain Stenson has already tested the Marco Simone Golf & Country course: “It’s fantastic”
“It will be a mix of experience and youth”. Henrik Stenson, the newly appointed captain of Team Europe at the Ryder Cup 2023, gives the first clues on the type of team he will want to challenge the USA in the legendary golfing challenge that for the first time will take place in Italy, at Marco Simone Golf & Country Marco Simone Club of Guidonia Montecelio, just outside Rome. “As for the selection criteria – he adds -, they will be announced later. I will hold in high regard all the Italian players, starting with Francesco Molinari who, in 2018 in Paris was magnificent “. On the field ready to host the challenge, he has no doubts: “I had the pleasure of playing at Marco Simone Golf & Country in the 2021 Italian Open and I found it fantastic”.
“A dream come true”
For Stenson, a dream come true: “Ever since I was just a child, I cherished the dream of becoming captain of Team Europe at the Ryder Cup by emulating legends such as, for example, Severiano Ballesteros. I am honored to fill this role. We have eighteen months ahead in which we will prepare ourselves in the best possible way. We are hungry for victory and in Rome we will have the advantage of being able to count on the thrust of our fans ”.
Chimenti: “Stenson is the ideal captain. Rome will be the setting for an unforgettable event “
“I congratulate the board of the Ryder Cup Europe for a choice that I fully agree – these are the words of Franco Chimenti, president of the Italian Golf Federation -. Stenson, to whom I wish to win Team Europe, is a very high profile player and he is a person of depth. His long international experience and his undeniable charisma make him the ideal captain to lead Europe in such an important appointment. Italy is preparing to welcome a unique competition and I am sure that the two captains will live an unforgettable experience, with Rome as the setting for a planetary event “.
Montali: “Stenson has the task of creating teamwork”
“The choice of Henrik Stenson is fundamental to return to victory after the defeat in Wisconsin – said Gian Paolo Montali, general manager of the Ryder Cup 2023 Project -. He will have the task of creating the team game. His role will be very important. I can’t wait for him to arrive in Italy, where he will find the utmost collaboration to take care of all the organizational details that represent an element of great importance for success, as well as the talent of the players who will take the field. ”
Guy Kinnings: “Impressive Golf Curriculum”
Great compliments also from Guy Kinnings, Ryder Cup Europe director: “Henrik has all the qualities to be a great captain. He has an impressive golf record and enjoys the respect and admiration of all players and fans of our sport. He has a strong sense of humor and knows how to combine competitive ardor with coldness and temperament “.