Ryder Cup Officially Postponed to 2021
After much speculation, it is official, the Ryder Cup has been postponed to 2021 at Whistling Straits, while the Presidents Cup now moves back to 2022.
“As disappointing as this is, our mandate to do all we can to safeguard public health is what matters most. The spectators who support both the U.S. and European sides are what make the Ryder Cup such a unique and compelling event and playing without them was not a realistic option,” said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh.
There was originally speculation that the Ryder Cup could be played without fans, however, several players, including Rory McIlroy and Brooks Keopka said they would not play if that was the case.
“The Ryder Cup is rightly celebrated as one of the world’s greatest sporting occasions, made special and totally unique in our sport by the fervent atmosphere created by the passionate spectators of both sides. While that point is significant, it is not as important as the health of the spectators which, in these difficult times, is always the main consideration. We considered all options including playing with a limited attendance but all our stakeholders agreed this would dilute the magic of this great occasion,” said Guy Kinnings, Europe’s Ryder Cup Director.
The Ryder Cup was originally scheduled for September 22-27, but will now be moved to September 21-26, 2021.
The Presidents Cup will now be played September 19-25, 2022 at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina.
“With the uncertainty of the current climate, we fully support the Ryder Cup’s decision to delay a year in order to ensure fans could be a part of the incredible atmosphere in Wisconsin, and the delay of this year’s Presidents Cup was the right decision in order to allow for that option,” said PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan.
Ryder Cup Schedule:
2021: Whistling Straits
2023: Marco Simone G&CC (Italy)
2025: Bethpage Black
2027: Adare Manor (Ireland)
2029: Hazeltine National
2033: The Olympic Club