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Henrik Stenson has withdrawn from this week’s Northern Trust event on the PGA Tour with an elbow injury – increasing doubts over his chances of playing in next month’s Ryder Cup.

The Swede, who has been plagued by the problem all summer, was always likely to require one of Thomas Bjorn’s four picks in order to feature at Le Golf National but this withdrawal is a huge blow to his prospects of a fifth Ryder Cup appearance.

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Just last week, the 42-year-old former Open champion revealed that he felt as though the injury – which forced his to miss the Scottish Open at Gullane and hindered his preparation for the Open at Carnoustie – was improving.

Henrik Stenson

“I can practice and I can play without any problems as of now, but I can’t really go after it in the gym fully,” he said. “The main thing that we can play and practice without having any problems there.”

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Already assured of advancing to the second of the four FedEx Cup Playoff events next week, European captain Bjorn will be hoping that this week’s WD is purely precautionary.

Still… not the best prep with the Ryder Cup just a month away.


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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