Henrik Stenson FORCED OUT of LIV Golf Boston as replacement is named

Henrik Stenson will be replaced by Shergo Al Kurdi at LIV Golf Boston. 

Henrik Stenson FORCED OUT of LIV Golf Boston as replacement is named

Henrik Stenson has been forced to withdraw from this week's LIV Golf Boston "due to medical reasons" and he will be replaced in the field by Shergo Al Kurdi. 

Stenson is said to have suffered a bout of vertigo. 

Stenson was controversially axed as European Ryder Cup captain after deciding to join the LIV Golf Tour ahead of the third tournament in Bedminster.

The Swede incredibly went on to win on his LIV Golf debut that week.

Stenson said he was "extra motivated" to etch his name on the trophy in Bedminster after having been given the elbow and replaced by Luke Donald as 2023 European Ryder Cup captain. 

He was also dropped by one of his long-time sponsors as a result of defecting to LIV Golf. 

Stenson is part of the Majesticks GC team that comprises Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Sam Horsfield. 

But he will now be replaced in the Majesticks team this week by Shergo Al Kurdi, who is just 18 years old. 

Kurdi will make up a three-ball with Dustin Johnson and new LIV Golf signing Cameron Smith in the first round. 

Who is Shergo Al Kurdi?

Kurdi grew up in England but his father was born in Jordan, and so he elected to carry dual Jordanian and Great British citizenship.

On the golf course, Kurdi entered the record books earlier this season when he became the first Middle East-born golfer to make a halfway cut on the DP World Tour at the RAK Golf Classic. 

He carded rounds of 68, 68, 74 and 68 to finish 10-under par for the week in a tie for 33rd. 

Kurdi won just over $12,000 that week.

It's fair to say he will earn considerably more at LIV Golf Boston this week.

Even if he comes last in the 48-man field, Kurdi will still walk away with 10 times more than he earned at the RAK Golf Classic as last place receives $120,000 in each LIV Golf tournament. 

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