Golf's Ryder Cup to be postponed to 2021
The Ryder Cup, the iconic golf team tournament that pits the best of Europe against the United States is the latest major sporting event to get postponed by a year. Following on from the Olympics and soccer's European Championships, it was announced Wednesday (July 8) the Ryder Cup will move to September 2021 at the Whistling Straits course in Wisconsin. Organizers feared they would not be able to ensure the health and safety of the tens of thousands of fans who attend the biennial event and add to its unique and vocal atmosphere. Men's world number one Rory McIlroy was just one of the sports top names calling for the date to be moved from this year. In a statement, the Chief Executive of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America, Seth Waugh, said, "All we can to safeguard public health is what matters most." It also means that the 2022 event set to be held for the first time in Rome would also be pushed back by a year.