9.7.2020 08:42 am
This year’s Ryder Cup golf showdown between Europe and the United States was postponed to 2021 on Wednesday, becoming the latest major sports event disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The PGA of America, Ryder Cup Europe and the US PGA Tour announced the 43rd edition of the biennial matches, which had been set for Whistling Straits in Wisconsin on September 25-27, will instead be staged on September 24-26, 2021.
Brendon Todd carded a career-low nine-under-par 61 to open up a two-shot lead after the third round of the PGA Tour Travelers Championship on Saturday.
Phil Mickelson, making his first US PGA Tour start since turning 50, fired a seven-under-par 63 on Friday to seize the lead in the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.
Reigning Masters champion Tiger Woods and four-time major winner Brooks Koepka are among the exempt players for this year’s US Open announced Thursday by the US Golf Association.
A 2020 Ryder Cup spokesman says the US-Europe golf showdown remains scheduled for September in the wake of a British report saying the event would be postponed to 2021.
Webb Simpson, the 2012 US Open champion, birdied five of the last seven holes in a Sunday shootout to capture the RBC Heritage for his seventh career US PGA crown.
Former women’s world number one Ryu So-yeon hung on for a one-shot victory on the Korean tour on Sunday and then donated her entire purse to coronavirus charities.
Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson had some major issues with a tiny crab in Saturday’s third round of the US PGA RBC Heritage as top-ranked Rory McIlroy could only watch.
Webb Simpson fired nine birdies in fashioning a six-under par 65 on Friday for a one-stroke lead midway through the US PGA Tour RBC Heritage.
Rory McIlroy says European players who decided not to travel to the United States for the US PGA Tour’s restart shouldn’t complain about missing out on world rankings points.
Daniel Berger parred the first playoff hole Sunday to defeat Collin Morikawa and capture the Charles Schwab Challenge, the first US PGA event in three months after a coronavirus pandemic shutdown.
Xander Schauffele closed with an 11-foot birdie putt to fire a four-under par 66 and seize a one-stroke lead after Saturday’s third round of the US PGA Charles Schwab Classic.
World number one Rory McIlroy says his game is as sharp as possible and he feels in a safe environment as the US PGA Tour returns to competition Thursday.
US Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker will have six selections for his team under revised American selection criteria announced on Wednesday for September’s scheduled showdown with Europe.