The Ryder Cup will be moved: Not without the unique atmosphere

The pressure from all sides has left the managers no choice. For only the second Time in its history, the Ryder Cup is postponed for a year. In 2001, the Terror

The Ryder Cup will be moved: Not without the unique atmosphere

The pressure from all sides has left the managers no choice. For only the second Time in its history, the Ryder Cup is postponed for a year. In 2001, the Terror attacks on September 11. September on New York's World Trade Center, the occasion to move every two years, held a competition between the best professionals from Europe and the United States into the next year. This time, in times of Corona-pandemic, it is the uncertainty. Whether you can host the biggest spectacle in Golf really the end of September in Kohler (Wisconsin) with viewers. Especially since the PGA Tour must waive the Memorial Tournament in Dublin (Ohio) in the next week as planned with a reduced number of spectators from 8000 to discharge.

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not test What is in a regular tournament, Yes, even in a Major like the PGA Championship in mid-August in San Francisco is still just bearable, this prestige duel. A Ryder Cup without Fans, as the top players from the Old and New world agreed, loses any appeal. The Patriotic-minded Golf lovers – in Paris, and 2018, a total of 270.000 – create with their Cheers and chants, the atmosphere is in Golf unique. The Northern Irish world number one Rory McIlroy, and the Americans Brooks Koepka and had not hinted that you are a "Ghost-Ryder-Cup" available. Also, the still high infection numbers in the United States, as well as the strict quarantine rules for people Entering the host country were used as a further Argument for the shift.

9.5 million pounds in a year

the 43 find. Edition of since 1927, staged competition, so at the end of September 2021 to the spectacular course of Whistling Straits on the shores of Lake Michigan instead. To measure a time at which actually the Team USA at the Presidents Cup with the Rest of the world (excluding Europe) wanted. Instead, this is postponed to the year 2022. The for September 2021 in Toledo (Ohio) - terminated Solheim Cup, the female version of the match United States against Europe, will take place as planned. Whether this competition will be held again in the future, in years without the Ryder Cup, is still unclear.

it is Clear, however, who suffers most from the postponement of the Ryder Cup: the European Tour is. Meanwhile, the two organisers – the PGA of America and the European Tour jointly market themselves although, so that at away a little money in the coffers of the European tournament series flows. But the big money collected to play the European Tour only at home, and the next is now only in Rome, 2023. What a predicament this puts the Canadians Keith Pelley as a CEO-led organization, the Figures show. In the years 2011 to 2018, the European Tour wrote in their headquarters in Virginia Waters near London in each year without the Ryder Cup matches operating losses: 7.9 million pounds in the year 2015, not 9.5 million pounds in 2017. However, reports in the year 2018 with the successful Ryder Cup in Paris, a profit of 10.2 million pounds. Moreover, since Kelley 2015 took the lead, the reserves of about 20 million pounds are shrunk according to the London "Times" on 9.6 million.

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 15:19

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