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Henrik Stenson has confirmed he has signed up for the LIV Golf Series, as he said he disagreed with, but accepted, the decision to strip him of Europe's captaincy for the 2023 Ryder Cup.
Stenson was set to lead Europe in Rome next year after being appointed as Padraig Harrington's successor in March, but was removed from the role on Wednesday amid reports of his imminent switch to the controversial Saudi-backed breakaway circuit.
On Tuesday, LIV Golf, which already counts the likes of Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia among its ranks, pledged to reveal the identities of three new additions over the coming days.
The Swede has now confirmed he will enter LIV's third event, to be played at Donald Trump's Bedminster course in New Jersey, which begins on July 29.
In a statement posted to his Twitter account, the 46-year-old expressed his hope he would be permitted to compete in other competitions despite the move.
"After much consideration I have decided to join several of my fellow professionals and play in the LIV invitational series, starting at Bedminster in a week or so's time," the 2016 Open champion wrote.
"My interest in this concept has been well documented over the past few years and despite some of the unfortunate and ongoing tension between LIV Golf, the DP World Tour & PGA Tours, ultimately, the opportunity to play in LIV events moving forward is something that I want to experience.
"Like many of my fellow professionals, my hope is that my decision to play in LIV events will not restrict me from playing on any tour.
"Playing on multiple tours around the world is something I have done throughout my career, and I very much hope I can continue to do so. I fully intend on supporting multiple tours in any way I can moving forward.
"Clearly a part of my decision to play in LIV golf events has been commercially driven but the format, schedule and calibre of player were also significant factors.
"I am committed to growing the game and using the game as a force for good. I am committed to the pursuit of sharing this wonderful game around the world and to continue to see the positive impact it can have on people's lives."
Both the PGA and DP World Tours have looked to suspend LIV Golf players from their competitions, while it remains to be seen whether players on the circuit will be able to feature in future majors.
Stenson added that he disagreed with the decision to terminate his Ryder Cup captaincy, but acknowledged it was one he had to accept "for now".
"Unfortunately my decision to play in LIV events has triggered Ryder Cup Europe to communicate that it is not possible for me to continue in my role as Ryder Cup captain," he added.
"This is despite me making specific arrangements with LIV Golf, who have been supportive of my role as captain, to ensure I could fulfil the obligations of the captaincy.
"While I disagree with this decision, for now it is a decision that I accept.
"I have huge respect and admiration for the Ryder Cup and those individuals behind it, who I know are doing their utmost to act in the best interests of the historic event.
"It is a shame to witness the significant uncertainty surrounding the Ryder Cup, [over] who will be eligible to play etc.
"It goes without saying that I remain on hand to support Ryder Cup Europe in any way I can and very much hope the opportunity to represent Team Europe in some capacity will come my way again at some point in the future."
Open champion Cameron Smith and the likes of Hideki Matsuyama, Adam Scott, Marc Leishman and Bubba Watson have also been linked with switches to the circuit, which is headed up by two-time major champion Greg Norman.