- Title: Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup postponed due to coronavirus
- Date: 8th July 2020
- Summary: VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND, UK (FILE - JANUARY 8, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** RYDER CUP TROPHY PADRAIG HARRINGTON POSING FOR PHOTOS WITH TROPHY AFTER BEING NAMED AS TEAM EUROPE'S CAPTAIN CHIBA, JAPAN (FILE - OCTOBER 21, 2019) (REUTERS) TIGER WOODS (LEFT) PRACTISING NEXT TO RORY MCILROY WOODS MCILROY AND WOODS WOODS CHIPPING WOODS WALKING AFTER SHOT WOODS PUTTING WOODS SMILING AND WALKING AWAY MCILROY HITTING SHOT CLOSE TO PIN MCILROY AND WOODS WALKING TO GREEN MCILROY PUTTING WOODS CROUCHING BEFORE PUTT MCILROY PUTTING MCILROY WALKING AFTER PUT JASON DAY (FRONT) AND HIDECKI MATUYAMA HITTING SHOTS DAY VARIOUS OF DAY HITTING TEE SHOT MATSUYAMA HITTING TEE SHOT / PLAYERS WALKING DOWN FAIRWAY
- Embargoed: 22nd July 2020 18:13
- Keywords: COVID-19 Presidents Cup Ryder Cup Whistling Straits coronavirus
- Location: GUYANCOURT, FRANCE / VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND, UK / CHIBA, JAPAN
- City: GUYANCOURT, FRANCE / VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND, UK / CHIBA, JAPAN
- Country: USA
- Topics: Golf,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA002CLYAJPB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: This year's Ryder Cup, which was scheduled to be held in late September in Wisconsin, has been postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said on Wednesday (July 8).
The hotly-contested biennial team competition between the United States and Europe, known for its raucous, partisan crowds, was originally scheduled for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits, but will now be held in Sept. 24-26, 2021.
The Presidents Cup, which pits a 12-man team from the U.S. against international players from outside Europe, was also postponed a year and will be played in Sept. 22-25, 2022 at Quail Hollow Club in North Carolina, organisers said.
Organisers said medical experts and public authorities in Wisconsin were not able to provide certainty that conducting an event with thousands of spectators in September would be possible.
The Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup are the latest events on a ravaged golf calendar to be hit by the coronavirus outbreak, which already forced three of the sport's four majors to be postponed while the British Open was cancelled.
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