Ryder Cup 2020 postponed due to coronavirus pandemic with iconic Europe-US tournament to take place in Whistling Straits, set back 12 months to September 2021
- According to reports, the Ryder Cup will be postponed due to the corona virus
- The biennial golf tournament was scheduled to take place September 25-27 in Wisconsin
- But ESPN claims it will be reset by 12 months, hopefully allowing fans to attend
- Europe is the reigning champion after defeating the Americans in Paris in 2018
According to reports, the Ryder Cup will be delayed until 2021 this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The biennial golf tournament between a European team and the United States takes place between September 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.
But, according to ESPN, it will be delayed and take place in the same time frame next year. The 2022 edition to be held in Rome will also be extended by 12 months.
This year’s Ryder Cup is being postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic
The biennial event would take place September 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin
Since fans are unlikely to be able to attend the Ryder Cup if it continues this year due to the current restrictions imposed by Covid-19, several prominent players, including the world’s number one, Rory McIlroy, have urged officials postpone it.
World number one McIlroy said, “A Ryder Cup without fans is not a Ryder Cup.
“ It wouldn’t be a great spectacle, there wouldn’t be an atmosphere, so when it came to whether they had to choose between not playing the event or playing without fans, I’d say postpone it for a year and play it in 2021 .
“Obviously, Europeans would be able to play better without fans, because we wouldn’t be dealing with some of the things you have to endure, but at the same time it’s not a Ryder Cup.”
US captain Steve Stricker and European captain Padraig Harrington also stated that they did not intend the Ryder Cup to continue without fans present.
Europe is the current holder of the Ryder Cup, beating the United States 17.5-10.5 at Le Golf National in Paris in 2018.
The golf season has been ravaged by the pandemic with the Charles Schwab Challenge, the campaign’s first PGA tournament to take place in June.
Rory McIlroy called for the Ryder Cup to be postponed because it is not the same without fans
Jordan Spieth and his fellow Americans had hoped to regain the trophy on home soil
Three of this year’s four golf majors have been postponed and The Open Championship has been canceled.
Slipping the tongue of English legend Sir Nick Faldo on American television hinted at the Ryder Cup postponement last month.
“Given these three wins since closing for three top US players, it might be a good thing the Ryder Cup has been postponed and won’t be held until next year,” he said at the Travelers Championship.
The Presidential Cup, organized between the United States and an Internationals team minus Europe, will also be replaced.
It was scheduled for September 30 – October 3 next year in Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina, but that will go to 2022, it is said.
The events then continue to alternate every other year.