Donald, who was a member of four European winning teams as a player will be the captain at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome, from September 25 to October 1, 2023.
Donald released a statement saying that he was proud to be named European Ryder Cup captain for 2023. It is truly a great honour to be able lead a team with your peers and to be an ambassador for the continent. I feel extremely fortunate to have been given this responsibility and it is something I take seriously.
After signing with LIV Golf, Stenson was appointed Ryder Cup captain. Stenson won the third LIV Golf event at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, New Jersey. He was awarded more than $4 million in prizes.
Stenson, who finished at 11-under 200, said that he could agree that he played like a captain during Sundays LIV Golf telecast.
Donald, 44, was No. The No.1 player in the world for 56 consecutive weeks, starting in May 2011. The former Northwestern star has won five times in the PGA Tour, most recently 2012, and seven times on European Tour.
Donald stated, Some of the best experiences in golf were in the Ryder Cup and they are something I wouldnt trade for anything. It is an event unlike any other. I cant wait to make more memories in Italy next year. The Ryder Cup is a great experience. I love the camaraderie and companionship that comes with being part of a team. But most importantly, its about playing for something greater than yourself.
The U.S. team won 2021 Ryder Cup with a 19-9 win at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin. It was the largest margin in defeat in the Ryder Cup history, dating back to 1967.
Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup director, stated that Luke is a former World Number One and has a stellar Ryder Cup record. He undoubtedly has the credentials necessary to be a successful European captain, he said. He is greatly respected by the players and the wider Ryder Cup Europe support staff who have already done a tremendous amount of work behind his scenes to give him an excellent platform for the 14 months remaining before the match gets started.