Ryder Cup Teams Deny 2020 Match Will Be Postponed

Both Ryder Cup teams have said reports that the match will be postponed are "inaccurate"

Ryder Cup Teams Deny 2020 Match Will Be Postponed
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Both Ryder Cup teams have said reports that the match will be postponed are "innacurate"

Ryder Cup Teams Deny 2020 Match Will Be Postponed

Both Ryder Cup Team Europe and Ryder Cup Team USA have called reports that the 2020 match is to postponed "inaccurate."

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The report originated from The Telgraph's James Corrigan who said that golf's authorities are "rapidly reaching the decision that their most lucrative spectacle should not be jammed into a schedule that is contracting by the week due to the coronavirus crisis."

However, both teams denied the claims, simultaneously tweeting, "Reports today that the 2020 @rydercup is expected to be postponed are inaccurate."

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These tweets must be taken with a slight pinch of salt, however, as Corrigan's sources have usually proved to be very reliable.

The European Tour is set to be holding a meeting next week with a further meeting the week after to discuss the Ryder Cup.

If it were to be postponed until 2021, it would only be the second time in the match's 93-year history that it had to be rescheduled.

In 2001, the Ryder Cup was moved back a year due to the 9/11 attacks.

The 1939, 1941, 1943 and 1945 matches were cancelled due to World War II.

“There would be far bigger gains to be made in advertising and marketing and everything in a non-Olympic year,” a source told The Telegraph, seemingly not completely distraught about the event being postponed, which would move it away from the Olympics, were that to go ahead.

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This report comes on the same day as a huge announcement from the PGA of America and PGA Tour that the USPGA Championship is being postponed and four PGA Tour events leading up to it have been cancelled.

The 2020 Ryder Cup is scheduled to be played between 25th-27th September at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.

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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

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3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

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