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AFP
March 26, 2020

‘Postponing Ryder Cup only fair way to do it’

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AFP
March 26, 2020

LONDON: The Ryder Cup should follow the lead of the Olympics and Euro 2020 in postponing this year’s edition to 2021 says one of the stars of the 2018 European win Tommy Fleetwood.

The 29-year-old Englishman told The Times on Wednesday the coronavirus pandemic will make qualifying for the biennial contest between the United States and Europe unfair.The Ryder Cup is slated for September 25-28 in Whistling Straits, Wisconsin.

Qualifying for the event lasts from September 19 2019 to September 13 this year but already two of the four majors -- The Masters and the PGA -- have been postponed.“It would be a shame and feel weird to have to wait for so long after the last Ryder Cup, but you just have to take whatever comes,” said Fleetwood. “And it would be fairer in qualification terms for it to be pushed back.”Fleetwood should have no problem qualifying as he presently sits top of the European points list.