A day after authorities revealed the Olympics would certainly be delayed a year as the globe remains to reel from the coronavirus pandemic, several of golf’s largest occasions– particularly the UNITED STATE Open, Open Championship and also Ryder Cup– came under examination.
During a teleconference on Wednesday, Graeme McDowell was asked particularly regarding the feasibility of this year’s Ryder Cup which is set up to be played in late September in Wisconsin.
“It’s a difficult one,” McDowell, that was a vice captain for Thomas Bjorn in 2018, stated. “When you see the high-level stuff like the Olympic Games postponed, I don’t think you can put the cup in that category. When athletes around the world have their training compromised there is no doubt the qualifying is going to be compromised.”
McDowell stated it’s an inquiry of focusing on the routine whenever the PGA Tour reactivates its period and also searching for methods to play the video game’s largest occasions in a practical means.
“I can’t imagine the jigsaw puzzle the European Tour and the PGA Tour have on their hands,” he stated. “If we might be back to playing golf around June you might say 4 strong months for the [Ryder Cup] certifying procedure. Could you select 2 groups of 12 that might reinject some adrenaline back right into golf, after that I would certainly be completely helpful of it.”
However, McDowell stated locating the appropriate means to fit those challenge assemble should not always rest on playing the Ryder Cup as set up, with the Masters and also PGA Championship currently delayed by the pandemic.
“To me the major championships take priority over the Ryder Cup,” McDowell stated. “It’s only going to be a viable opportunity if we feel good about the qualifying process and we feel the teams are legitimate. It’s such a difficult question.”