Rory McIlroy had urged officials to postpone the Ryder Cup. Picture: Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports
Rory McIlroy had urged officials to postpone the Ryder Cup. Picture: Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports

Ryder Cup to be postponed to 2021 - report

By Reuters Time of article published Jul 8, 2020

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LOS ANGELES - This year's Ryder Cup will be postponed to 2021 and next year's Presidents Cup will also be moved back by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reported on Tuesday.

The biennial Ryder Cup, which pits a U.S. team against Europe, was scheduled to take place from September 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, but will instead be played in the same time frame next year.

The 2022 event to be held in Rome would also be pushed back by a year, ESPN reported citing a source who was not authorised to speak publicly.

ESPN said an official announcement would be released later on Wednesday. The PGA Tour and PGA of America did not respond to a request for comment on the report.

With fans unlikely to be able to attend the Ryder Cup if it went ahead this year, several prominent players, including World No 1 Rory McIlroy, had urged officials to postpone it.

The Presidents Cup, a clash between the United States and an Internationals team minus Europe, had been scheduled for September 30-October 3 at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina next year, but had been moved to 2022, the report said.

The events will then continue to alternate every other year.


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