Organisers seems adamant to ensure the September event goes ahead at Whistling Straits with or without spectators after reports of talks taking place discussing the idea of a spectator-free Ryder Cup in Wisconsin.
Always fierce rivals whenever the biennial event rolls around, the bipartisan atmosphere created by a Ryder Cup is unrivalled in the sport but foes are united as allies ahead of this year’s proposed renewal suggesting that without said atmosphere, the event simply wouldn’t be the same.
“In another two months we will know a lot more,” Harrington said speaking on the Today programme.
“There’s been some talk about playing it behind closed doors. The general feeling is that nobody wants to play behind closed doors – it wouldn’t be a normal Ryder Cup.
“But nobody feels they need to make that decision at the moment. For me and Steve, neither of us would like a situation where the fans don’t turn up.”
With the PGA Tour expected to resume spectator-free from June 11th, golf’s sure going to have a different feel to it this year but then again, what hasn’t felt different since COVID-19 showed up unannounced to our shores?
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