Ryder Cup organisers have today (Wednesday) announced that this year’s edition of the golf showpiece will be rescheduled to 2021 after conceding that it could not be staged safely with spectators in attendance.

The announcement from the PGA of America, Ryder Cup Europe and PGA Tour came amid mounting speculation concerning the 43rd Ryder Cup, which was originally scheduled for September 22-27, at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.

Organisers said 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 fans unable to attend in 2021.

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