The Ryder Cup has rescheduled to 2021 which means the Presidents Cup will also be postponed by a year.
After months of uncertainty and rumours, the Ryder Cup may be played without fans, the event has now been officially postponed until 2021.
Ryder Cup organisers made the announcement to reschedule the event this week which also meant The Presidents Cup will also be pushed back by a year, to be played next in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2022.
From the official Ryder Cup media release:
The 43rd Ryder Cup, scheduled for September 22-27 at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, has been rescheduled for September 21-26, 2021.
The decision to reschedule the Ryder Cup was made based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in conjunction with the state of Wisconsin and Sheboygan County, with the health and well-being of all involved as the top priority.
And from the Presidents Cup announcement:
“These two premier international team events are lifted by the spirit of the fans,” PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan said. “Sport is the ultimate unifier, and while these two biennial events are fiercely contested, they also give fans from both sides and from around the world the opportunity to unite and celebrate the greatest game on the planet. With the uncertainty of the current climate, we fully support the Ryder Cup’s decision to delay a year in order to ensure fans could be a part of the incredible atmosphere in Wisconsin, and the delay of next year’s Presidents Cup was the right decision in order to allow for that option. We are thankful that our global partners Citi and Rolex, our friends at Quail Hollow Club, our long-time annual title sponsor in Charlotte and all associated with the Presidents Cup and the Junior Presidents Cup have approached this change with a unified, positive spirit. We are confident the move will give us even more runway as we bring the Presidents Cup to Charlotte in 2022.”
As a result of the Presidents Cup date change, the Wells Fargo Championship will be played at its traditional venue at Quail Hollow Club in 2021, will be played at TPC Potomac in 2022 during the Presidents Cup year and will return to Quail Hollow in 2023.