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Henrik Stenson says he would be willing to take a lie detector test over LIV allegations

EXCLUSIVE: PGA and DP World Tour rebel Henrik Stenson says he would be willing to take a LIE DETECTOR test to disprove allegations he accepted Ryder Cup captaincy with the view of leveraging a better financial package from the Saudi-backed LIV Tour

  • Henrik Stenson was dropped from the Ryder Cup captaincy earlier this year
  • The Swede accepted a £40m package to join the highly controversial LIV Tour
  • Stenson denied that he took on the captaincy with a view to a better LIV offer

Henrik Stenson says he would take a lie detector test to disprove rumours that he used the Ryder Cup captaincy to leverage a better offer from the LIV breakaway series.

The Swede was dropped from the prestigious role by European Ryder Cup bosses in July after accepting an offer in the region of £40million to defect to the Saudi-backed rebel series.

That scenario has given rise to the whispered theory Stenson may have accepted the post back in March as a means of coax a better package – but it is a scenario the 46-year-old has flat-out denied.

Henrik Stenson said that he would be willing to take a lie detector test over LIV tour allegations

Speaking ahead of LIV’s season finale in Miami, he told Sportsmail: ‘I can give you a 100 per cent honest answer that it was never the case. I would be willing to take a lie-detector test on that.’

Despite drawing criticism from golf’s traditional factions for such a controversial decision, Stenson, who won on his LIV debut in Bedminster, said he remains satisfied with his call.

He added: ‘I am happy. I thought that through in more than one afternoon. I am happy with where I am at. I managed to get a win straight out of the box and I am looking forward to next year.

‘I am enjoying being with the guys on this tour. We are playing together, travelling together and it has a different vibe to regular life on tour that I did for many years. That was great. But I am enjoying this.

‘I haven’t played anything but LIV events since the summer, so I mean going forward I am getting the off season I have wanted for 16 or 17 years. I am looking forward to that – getting strong and healthy in the gym and getting ready for the new season in February. I am happy.’

The Swede won on his debut on the Saudi-backed tour and said he was relishing his new opportunity

The Swede won on his debut on the Saudi-backed tour and said he was relishing his new opportunity

Stenson denied that he accepted the Team Europe Ryder Cup captaincy post as leverage

Stenson denied that he accepted the Team Europe Ryder Cup captaincy post as leverage



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