Ryder Cup postponed because of coronavirus

Toronto, July 8

This 12 months’s Ryder Cup, which was scheduled to be held in late September in Wisconsin, has been postponed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, organisers mentioned on Wednesday.

The hotly-contested biennial crew competitors between the United States and Europe, identified for its raucous, partisan crowds, was initially scheduled for September 25-27 at Whistling Straits.

Organisers mentioned medical specialists and public authorities in Wisconsin weren’t in a position to present certainty that conducting an occasion responsibly with 1000’s of spectators in September could be potential.

“As disappointing as this is, our mandate to do all we can to safeguard public health is what matters most,” PGA of America Chief Executive Seth Waugh mentioned in a press release.

“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.”

The Ryder Cup is the newest occasion on a ravaged golf calendar to be hit by the coronavirus outbreak, which already pressured three of the game’s 4 majors to be postponed whereas the British Open was cancelled.

Team Europe, which has gained 4 of the final 5 Ryder Cup occasions, beforehand named Padraig Harrington as their captain whereas the American crew can be led by Steve Stricker in his dwelling state of Wisconsin. Reuters

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