2020 Ryder Cup: When is it taking place?

Whistling Straits will stage the 43rd Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup

The United States and European teams will battle it out in the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits from September 25-27.

The 2020 golfing calendar has been severely affected by the outbreak of the coronavirus with three of the year’s four majors rescheduled and The Open Championship postponed until 2021.

The USPGA Championship will now take place at TPC Harding Park from August 6-9, the US Open is to be staged at Winged Foot from September 17-20 and the Masters is set for November 12-15 at Augusta.

The week after the US Open, the 2020 Ryder Cup will be held in Wisconsin with Whistling Straits the host venue for the 43rd Ryder Cup.

Depending on the ongoing pandemic, the Ryder Cup could yet be played behind closed doors with no crowds at Whistling Straits.

Where will the 2020 Ryder Cup be played?

Whistling Straits in Wisconsin will stage the next edition of the Ryder Cup with 2020 being the United States’ turn to host the event.

The bi-annual contest will be played on the Straits Course at Whistling Straits, with a 7,501-yard par-72 test awaiting the best golfers from either side of the Atlantic.

Whistling Straits has hosted three majors in the past having staged the USPGA Championship in 2004, 2010 and most recently in 2015 with Vijay Singh, Martin Kaymer and Jason Day the winners of each of those occasions.

It has also had the privilege of staging the 2007 US Senior Open, won by Brad Bryant.

The Straits Course is a links course situated along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Who are the reigning Ryder Cup champions?

Europe hold the Ryder Cup after a dominant 17.5-10.5 victory over the United States at Le Golf National in 2018.

That makes it is three wins in the last five Ryder Cups for the Europeans, although the only defeat came on the last clash in the United States with America winning 17-11 at Hazeltine in 2016.

Who will the 2020 Ryder Cup captains be?

Steve Stricker will captain the United States team in what is the first Ryder Cup in his home state of Wisconsin. Padraig Harrington will lead Europe’s defence of the trophy.

READ: 2020/21 PGA Tour Schedule

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