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Harrington happy as Ryder Cup qualification period is frozen but also extended

THE Ryder Cup qualification period and process has been frozen following today’s announcement that September’s clash between Europe and America has been put back until 2021. Qualifying points already earned in the race to make European captain Padraig Harrington’s team for the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits will carry forward to next year. Points […]

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2021 Ryder Cup captains Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington (right)

Moving Ryder Cup to 2021 at Whistling Straits right move says Harrington and Stricker

USA captain Steve Stricker has backed the move to switch the 2020 Ryder Cup to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The number of COVID-19 cases stil spreading in American will prevent fans from attending one of the world’s biggest sporting events. After the PGA of America and European Tour announced the postponement this afternoon, […]

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Coltart says European stars must play in the Ryder Cup – even if there are no fans

EX-Ryder Cup player Andrew Coltart warned Europe’s top players they must play against the USA at Whistling Straits in September – because there is no guarantee the COVID-19 crisis could be over in another 12 months’ time. So even if fans are barred from watching Padraig Harrington’s Europeean team go head to head with Steve […]

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Harrington ‘names’ Donald as Ryder Cup vice-captain and rules out getting 12 picks

RYDER Cup captain Padraig Harrington has unintentionally named Luke Donald as a vice-captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup. Harrington confirmed two things about his plans for Whistling Straits – if the biennial clash with the Americans can go ahead in September – in a TV interview with Sky Sports. But while the European team captain […]

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Economic impact of Paris Ryder Cup put at €235m – Sheffield University research

THE Paris Ryder Cup boosted economic activity in France by more than €235 million, according to a new report compiled by Sheffield Hallam University’s Sport Industry Research Centre . More than 270,000 people attended last September’s contest at Le Golf National to see Europe defeat the United States 17½-10½ as France hosted the Ryder Cup […]

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