REPORT: Ryder Cup to be Postponed to 2021
The debate on whether or not the Ryder Cup should be held this year appears to be over.
According to The Guardian, 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits will be postponed to 2021.
The Guardian added that an official announcement is expected at some point next week.
The Ryder Cup was set to start on September 25.
An exact date for the 2021 Ryder Cup is unknown, however, The Guardian adds that the Ryder Cup would then remain in odd numbered years.
Ryder Cup Debate
Since the coronavirus pandemic halted golf, and every other sport, in March, there has been endless debate among players, officials and media types on whether or not the Ryder Cup could be played without fans.
As GolfNewsRI reported, back in April, PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh said that a fan-less Ryder Cup was a possibility.
“We have begun to talk about whether you could create some virtual fan experience, and we’re going to try to be as creative as we can. It’s [still] to be determined, frankly, whether you could hold it without fans or not,” Waugh told New York’s WFAN.
However, many players, including Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka have said they would consider not playing the event without fans.
The PGA Tour has already played two events without fans and are set for a third this week in Connecticut.