UPDATE: 07/08/2020 9:51am
It’s official- the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits is now going to be the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits.
Long rumored to be changed in some way by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the PGA made things official this morning announcing that the tournament originally scheduled for this September will now take place the week of September 21st, 2021.
PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh said the decision to move was made based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in conjunction with the State of Wisconsin and Sheboygan County.
“Unlike other major sporting events that are played in existing stadiums, we had to make a decision now about building facilities to host the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits,” said Waugh. “It became clear that as of today, our medical experts and the public authorities in Wisconsin could not give us certainty that conducting an event responsibly with thousands of spectators in September would be possible. Given that uncertainty, we knew rescheduling was the right call.”
With the decision to play the 2020 Ryder Cup in September 2021, all subsequent Ryder Cups after Whistling Straits will also shift to odd years: 2023/Marco Simone Golf and Country Club (Rome, Italy); 2025/Bethpage Black (Farmingdale, New York); 2027/Adare Manor (County Limerick, Ireland); 2029/Hazeltine National Golf Club (Chaska, Minnesota); 2031/Europe (to be determined); 2033/The Olympic Club (San Francisco); 2035/Europe (to be determined); 2037/Congressional Country Club (Bethesda, Maryland).
Tickets purchased for the 2020 Ryder Cup via rydercup.com will be automatically valid for the corresponding day(s) in 2021. In the coming weeks, the PGA of America will contact those who secured tickets via rydercup.com to facilitate refunds for those unable to attend in 2021. Further details regarding this process are available on the Ryder Cup website. Those who have purchased tickets and hospitality packages on the secondary market must contact that specific site directly. The PGA of America will be unable to process refunds for those purchases.
Original story posted 07/07/2020
The 2020 Ryder Cup, which was to be held at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan County, will be pushed back until 2021, according to a report from ESPN.
An official announcement is expected to be made on Wednesday.
The Ryder Cup was scheduled for Sept. 25-27, but will be delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the report, the Ryder Cup will be pushed back until the same time frame in 2021, replacing the President’s Cup in that window. The President’s Cup will move to 2022.
This is a developing story. Check back for details.