2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, Kohler, Wisconsin,
The U.S. Junior Ryder Cup 2020 Live Selection Process has been significantly impacted by the cancellations of Junior Golf Championships across the nation. sThe following events have been canceled and will no longer be included in the 2020 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Points System:
The automatic qualifying spots that were originally going to be awarded in the U.S. Junior Amateur, U.S. Girls’ Junior, Boys Junior PGA Championship and Girls Junior PGA Championship will now be awarded using the 2020 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team Points Standings.
We are including a new Boys Premier Event, the Maridoe Junior Invitational, which will now award points to the top finishers. We have also postponed the team announcement until August 24th, enabling us to include two postponed Premier Events as outlined in the 2020 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team Points System (Polo Junior Golf Classic, Rolex Junior Girls Championship).
If all additional point earning events are canceled, the top 5 Boys and Girls in the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team Points Standings at that time, will automatically earn a spot on Team USA. The final two spots will remain as originally planned, being one Boy and one Girl captain’s picks for which the PGA of America will consider multiple national ranking systems such as Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, Junior Golf Scoreboard, Rolex AJGA Rankings and World Amateur Golf Rankings to pinpoint the remaining top boy/girl selections.
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy has said he believes the majority of players would like to see the Ryder Cup postponed until 2021, saying that it would be the “right call” to do so.
The golf calendar has been ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak, with three of the sport’s four majors — the Masters, U.S. Open and PGA Championship — postponed, and The Open cancelled altogether.
The 2020 Ryder Cup is scheduled to take place from Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, but there are doubts that it can go ahead as planned.
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The Northern Irishman said that he believes the tournament will be pushed back by a year to allow fans to attend.
“My personal hunch is that I don’t see how it is going to happen, so I do not think that it will happen,” McIlroy told BBC Sport.
“I think the majority of players would like to see it pushed back until 2021 so that they can play in front of crowds and have the atmosphere that makes the Ryder Cup so special.
“The players are the ones that make the Ryder Cup. If they are not on board with it and don’t want to play then there is no Ryder Cup.
“I see it being pushed back until 2021 and, honestly, I think that will be the right call.”
McIlroy played alongside Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in The TaylorMade Driving Relief event earlier this month at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Florida. It was the first televised event of PGA Tour golfers competing since the Players Championship was canceled on March 12.
The PGA Tour is set to resume on June 11, without fans in attendance, at the Charles Schwab Colonial event in Texas.
Tiger Woods is speaking out for the first time since George Floyd’s death, saying his heart goes out to Floyd, his family and everyone who is hurting right now.
The 44-year-old golfer broke his silence with a statement on his Twitter account Monday night.
“I have always had the utmost respect for our law enforcement,” Woods said. “They train so diligently to understand how, when and where to use force. This shocking tragedy clearly crossed that line.”
Floyd, a black man, died May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck for over eight minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and saying that he couldn’t breathe. His death sparked protests in Minneapolis and around the country, some of which became violent.
Woods grew up in Southern California, and he said he learned from the Los Angeles riots in 1992 that “education is the best path forward.” Thousands in the city’s largely minority south side took to the streets after an all-white jury acquitted four white police officers of attacking Rodney King, a black driver, after a traffic stop.
“We can make our points without burning the very neighborhoods we live in,” Woods said. “I hope that through constructive, honest conversations we can build a safer, unified society.”
A Ukrainian soccer team has found 25 cases of the coronavirus among players and staff.
The Ukrainian soccer association says the cases at Karpaty Lviv came from tests on 65 people. None of the players or staff members have been named.
The Ukrainian league restarted last week without Karpaty. The team’s first game was canceled because of suspected virus cases and the league has now postponed two more matches.
The league’s planned end date in mid-July is now in doubt.
Karpaty says everyone who tested positive is in isolation and that training has been canceled for a two-week quarantine period.
Karpaty player Egor Nazarina told Ukrainian TV channel Futbol that he didn’t believe anyone at the club had displayed symptoms of COVID-19.
The top health official in the Valencia region says Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini was irresponsible for traveling to Spain for a Champions League match with symptoms of the coronavirus.
Ana Barceló says Gasperini “lacked responsibility” and “shouldn’t have made the trip” from a high-risk area knowing that he had COVID-19 symptoms.
The 62-year-old Gasperini told Italian media he started feeling sick on March 9. That was a day before Atalanta played at Valencia in the second leg of the round of 16.
Experts say the first leg on Feb. 19 in Milan was one of the biggest reasons why the virus was so deadly in Atalanta’s home city of Bergamo. The match has been dubbed “Game Zero” by Italian media.
Barceló says the revelation by Gasperini shows that authorities were right by ordering the second leg to be played without fans.
The West Indies says three cricket players have turned down the chance to travel to England for the postponed three-test series that will be played in bio-secure environments amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Cricket West Indies says Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul “all declined the invitation” to join the squad and “will not hold this decision against these players when considering future selection.”
West Indies players must travel a month before the first test in Southampton starting July 8 in order to quarantine and begin training.
The other tests will be played in Manchester starting July 16 and July 24.
The chief executive of the European Tour says the fate of this year’s Ryder Cup will be decided by the end of the month.
Keith Pelley says in an extensive interview with the McKellar Journal podcast that the European Tour and the PGA will have “conversations” about the Ryder Cup now that the revamped schedules of both tours have been announced.
Pelley says there will be “a direction at the end of the month.”
The Ryder Cup is still on schedule for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin despite massive disruption to the sports schedule because of the coronavirus outbreak.
It could be held without fans but golfers like Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are among those saying they are against that idea.