Confusion remains over staging of the 2020 Ryder Cup

Confusion remains over staging of the 2020 Ryder Cup

Confusion remains over staging of the 2020 Ryder Cup

It has been claimed by The Guardian that the biennial tournament, due to take place at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin in September, will be pushed back to next year.

A move to 2021 would see a realignment for future Ryder Cups.

However, with coronavirus cases on the rise in much of the United States and with travel restrictions still in place, Ryder Cup organizers chose to wait a year, according to the Guardian.

The PGA of America say they, "will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments and work in concert with the state of California and San Francisco city and county public health authorities and the Centres for Disease Control & Prevention through Championship Week".

A PGA of America spokesman told GolfChannel.com that the organization had no touch upon the latest report. "The safety and well-being of all is our highest priority".

A number of leading players on both United States and European sides, including Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka, have recently made their feelings be known that a Ryder Cup should not take place without the fans.

U.S. captain Steve Stricker and Europe captain Padraig Harrington of Ireland have agreed they don't want to see a Ryder Cup without spectators.

Stricker recently confirmed that the 2020 US Ryder Cup team would be made up of six automatic selections and then six captain's picks.

The UK newspaper said the Ryder Cup announcement is expected next week, with the biennial clash between the United States and Europe now scheduled for September 25-27.

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