(Reuters) – British Team Tommy Fleetwood said protection of the title of the Ryder Cup European Cup should be postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, as this will give all golfers the chance to qualify.
Golf – Ryder Cup 2018 at Le Golf National – Guyancourt, France – September 30, 2018 – European team Tommy Fleetwood attended a press conference after winning the Ryder REUTERS / Carl Recine trophy
A biennial competition between Europe and the United States is scheduled to be held at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Michigan from September 25-27.
But a series of US and European Tour PGA Tour events have been suspended due to coronavirus, while the Masters and PGA Championships are looking for new dates on the golf calendar.
It will be embarrassing and weird to have to wait so long after the final Ryder Cup, but you just need to take whatever comes. And it will be fairer when the terms qualify for it being pushed back, Fle Fleood told the Times.
British colleague Paul Casey last week also called for the Ryder Cup to be postponed for 12 months, as happened in 2001 after the September 11 attack in the United States. (nL4N2BE065)
Fleetwood, who leads the European Tour rankings, would almost have put his place if the Ryder Cup 2020 went ahead.
European qualifiers begin in September and end on September 13, but players may be left with less chance of scoring due to uncertainty about the events.
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