This week's Abu Dhabi Championship has the "potential to be awkward" for Henrik Stenson, who is playing on the DP World Tour

For the first time since losing his Ryder Cup captaincy six months ago, but Luke Donald swears he has no problem with the LIV rebels teeing it up alongside him.

Donald was given the responsibility of leading Europe into the match in Rome in September after Stenson was abruptly

dismissed from the position last summer for violating his contract by signing a £40 million deal to play on the Saudi-funded tour.

At that moment, Donald vowed emphatically "not to do a Henrik" and gave his everything to the task. The Englishman said to Telegraph

Sport on Monday that he hasn't seen his predecessor since then, but they have remained in touch.

"There are no concerns," he stated. "At first, when I became captain, we exchanged some messages. "From my perspective, this week will be fine."

Donald said when asked if Stenson would be in an uncomfortable situation: "Potentially, it's just a strange circumstance isn't it? However, he is certainly participating, so it appears like he is okay to be around

Stenson, for his part, has been adamant that he could have continued as captain while also competing in the LIV Golf League, which this year will feature over £330 million in prize money.