Ryder Cup POSTPONED until 2021

The Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits will now be played September 24-26 2021.

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Wed, 8 Jul 2020

After months of rumours and speculation, it has now been comfirmed that this year's Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits will be postponed until September 24-26 2021.

All subsequent Ryder Cups will now move back to odd-numbered years, as it used to be, before the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 that saw the competition delayed by a year.

This means that the 44th Ryder Cup in Rome, Italy, will now take place in 2023 and it has also been confirmed that the Presidents Cup will now revert back to even-numbered years, pushing next year's event at Quail Hollow to 2022.

European Ryder Cup director, Guy Kinnings, said: "The Ryder Cup is rightly celebrated as one of the world's greatest sporting occasions, made special and totally unique in our sport by the fervent atmosphere created by the passionate spectators of both sides.

"While that point is significant, it is not as important as the health of the spectators which, in these difficult times, is always the main consideration. We considered all options including playing with a limited attendance but all our stakeholders agreed this would dilute the magic of this great occasion.

"We therefore stand beside our partners at the PGA of America in the decision to postpone The Ryder Cup for a year and join with them in extending our thanks to the PGA Tour for their willingness to help by moving the date of the Presidents Cup.

"We also thank NBC, Sky Sports and our many broadcast partners around the globe, in addition to the worldwide partners of this great event, whose support and commitment are second to none."

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