The 2020 Ryder Cup has been postponed for a year because of the global coronavirus pandemic.
The event between the United States and Europe was due to be held at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin on 25-27 September.
But it has now been rescheduled for 24-26 September 2021.
Professional men’s golf in the US has resumed behind closed doors but players say the biennial event should not go ahead without fans.
“Unlike other major sporting events that are played in existing stadiums, we had to make a decision now about building facilities to host the 2020 Ryder Cup,” said PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh.
“It became clear that as of today, our medical experts and the public authorities in Wisconsin could not give us certainty that conducting an event responsibly with thousands of spectators in September would be possible. Given that uncertainty, we knew rescheduling was the right call.
“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 US and European sides are what make The Ryder Cup such a unique and compelling event and playing without them was not a realistic option.”
More to follow.
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