Rory McIlroy believes that the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits will be postponed until next year if spectators are not allowed to be a part of the event.
The current World No.1 made his feelings clear when it was suggested that the Ryder Cup could go ahead without fans, saying that the event would be ruined without spectators in attendance.
Players like Brooks Koepka came out and agreed with McIlroy, although his teammate and Ryder Cup veteran Ian Poulter said he would welcome playing the biennial event without spectators.
The PGA Tour is returning in just a few weeks without spectators and discussions over the Ryder Cup are ongoing, but McIlroy believes that it is only a matter of time before the match against the USA is postponed until 2021.
"My personal hunch is that I don't see how it is going to happen, so I do not think that it will happen," McIlroy told BBS Sport NI.
"I think the majority of players would like to see it pushed back until 2021 so that they can play in front of crowds and have the atmosphere that makes the Ryder Cup so special.
"The players are the ones that make the Ryder Cup. If they are not on board with it and don't want to play then there is no Ryder Cup. I see it being pushed back until 2021 and, honestly, I think that will be the right call."