Image:-Rory McIlroy believes the Ryder Cup should be postponed until 2021 AFP/Paul ELLIS
Rory McIlroy is not up for a Ryder Cup without fans and thinks the Ryder Cup will be moved 'back until' 2021— ???????????????? (@AlliNewsNigeria) May 26, 2020
Rory opined that the biennial event scheduled for September should be moved but fan-less Golf action takes place in June with the @PGATOUR in the Charles Schwab Challenge pic.twitter.com/jkVnSr2otN
The coronavirus outbreak has decimated the golf calendar, with three of the four majors of the sport rescheduled, and the British Open cancelled.
The Ryder Cup is scheduled to be held at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin from Sept. 25-27 but fans will almost certainly be asked not to attend.
"My personal hunch is that I don't see how that will happen, so I don't think it's going to happen," McIlroy, 31, told BBC.
"I think most players want to see it pushed back to 2021 so they can play in front of crowds and have the atmosphere which makes the Ryder Cup so special.
"The players which make the Ryder Cup are the ones. If they aren't with it on board and don't want to play then there's no Ryder Cup. I see it pushed back to 2021 and, honestly, I think that's going to be the right call.'
McIlroy previously said that the absence of spectators would ruin the Ryder Cup spectacle, while Team Europe captain Padraig Harrington admitted that it would be for the greater good of the sport for this year's event to take place even with empty galleries.
Professional golf has been suspended since March but, with the Charles Schwab Challenge in June, the PGA Tour hopes to resume its season.
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