Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin will be postponed until 2021

Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin will be postponed until 2021

It has been reported that the September clash between Europe and the United States of America in Wisconsin would be moved to next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Europe's next tournament, due to be held at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, located 17km from the centre of Rome, will now take place in 2023, instead of 2022.

A decision on the Ryder Cup has been looming since the coronavirus pandemic has shocked the sports world.

A number of leading players on both USA and European sides, including Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka, have recently made their feelings be known that a Ryder Cup should not take place without the fans.

An event spokesman told Milwaukee radio station WTMJ: "The 2020 Ryder Cup remains as scheduled, September 22-27, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin".

"You need the crowds there and I just don't see it being a problem if they move it back a year and they play two Ryder Cups in two years".

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"I see it being pushed back until 2021, and honestly, I think that will be the right call". I mean, every event needs fans and every major needs fans.

Team Europe won the most recent Ryder Cup, beating Team USA 17 1/2-10 1/2 in September 2018 at Le Golf National near Paris.

And he took a similar stance last night after the "Guardian" reported that on foot of yesterday's announcement that August's US PGA Championship in San Francisco will be played behind closed doors, the postponement of the Ryder Cup until 2021 will be made official by the PGA of America, the European Tour and local government officials next week.

The PGA Tour was shut down in mid-March due to the pandemic, but it restarted - with no fans present - at the Charles Schwab Challenge, June 11-14 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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