Henrik Stenson hasn't given up hope of playing in the 2023 Ryder Cup if he isn't banned permanently from the DP World Tour.
Stenson returned to the European-based circuit last week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
That was won by Victor Perez after he holed a miracle shot from a bunker in a mad 15 minutes of high drama at Yas Links.
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There was a lot of chatter beforehand about the LIV Golf League players teeing it up on the circuit at the first Rolex Series event of 2023.
Stenson's replacement Luke Donald - who was involved in this nightmare hole - described the Swede returning as "strange".
That being said, Stenson has not given up hope of teeing it up at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club in Rome this September.
Stenson finished in 20th place last week and earned €90,308.89 in the process.
The Swede won $4m for winning on his LIV Golf debut and $5,566,000 overall in the breakaway tour's inaugural season.
He was reportedly convinced to risk his Ryder Cup captaincy by signing a $40m joining fee with LIV.
He told GolfDigest if the sports arbitration case is favourable to the LIV players he could see himself playing more events on the DP World Tour.
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Stenson is due to play the Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates GC over 26-29 January.
Other players in the field who have played in LIV events include Patrick Reed, Lee Westwood, Bernd Wiesberger, Adrian Otaegui, Richard Bland, Ian Poulter, Oliver Bekker, Hennie du Plessis, Pablo Larrazabal and Adri Arnaus.
All of their DP World Tour careers could be over when a sports arbitration panel rules over whether or not they can be banned from the circuit.
Stenson's comments come after Westwood questioned the future of the DP World Tour.
Taking a dig at their alliance with the PGA Tour, the former World No.1 explained he didn't recognise the European Tour anymore.
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