The disease progressed complicatedly, causing the Ryder Cup Organizing Committee to postpone the male team golf competition between the US and Europe to 2021.
This announcement was made during a press conference co-hosted by the American Professional Golf Association (PGAA), European and PGA Tour.
The decision to postpone Ryder Cup 2020
In recent weeks, international media, based on private sources, have suggested that the possibility of postponement of the tournament is high, while the Organizing Committee has calculated a secret plan. However, they then confirmed to stop implementing this year’s award. This was after a meeting with the US Department of Disease Control (CDC), Wisconsin state government.
Due to the disease, the Ryder Cup will switch to playing in odd years, at least until 2037. This decision will certainly be welcomed by many stars on both sides. Captain Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington both expressed agreement.
Last month, Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka also called for a postponement of the award due to disease concerns and the stance of “no fan, Ryder Cup no longer a Ryder Cup”. At that time, CEO Seth Waugh himself also agreed with this view, though still favoring the ability to expedite the resolution. And when he announced the postponement, he repeated it.
Initially, the 43rd Ryder Cup Week is expected to take place in the city of Kohler, Wisconsin from September 22-27. In the new plan, the venue is unchanged. Meanwhile, the time frame for the event is September 21 to September 26, 2021.
As a result, subsequent competitions are periodically held every two years. The two teams rotate as hosts, which will take place in the odd year, at least until 2037.
Then the organization managing the American professional arena also had to reschedule its own schedule for the Wells Fargo Championship. The tournament will still be playing at the traditional Quail Hollow yard next year.
However, the 2022 term must make way for the Presidents Cup. The event temporarily moved to TPC Potomac for a year, then returned to Quail Hollow in 2023.
Refund for tickets
Those who bought tickets to the Whistling Straits this year can reserve until next year. PGAA will contact you directly and issue a refund for tickets purchased directly from the official channel. Apart from this, the buyer must contact the seller.