In an interview with BBC Northern Ireland this morning Rory McIlroy was clear. It will be the right call to push the Ryder Cup back and his hunch was that it will be. He said that the event without the fans is not the Ryder Cup. The majority of players want to see it pushed back and they are the ones that make the Ryder Cup, so I don’t see how it can happen. Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka have also spoken out against the match being played on September.
The 2001 Ryder Cup was postponed days before the match due to the 9/11 attacks on America and went ahead at The Belfry in 2002. If this years event is postponed the format will return to alternate years matches in ‘odd’ years. No official word from the tours yet.