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Junior Ryder Cup cancelled due to Covid travel restrictions

2.57pm 20th July 2021 - Coronavirus News

The PGA of America and Ryder Cup Europe have announced the cancellation of this year’s Junior Ryder Cup due to ongoing travel issues for the European Junior Ryder Cup team. 

The match was scheduled to take place at Blue Mound Golf & Country Club in Wisconsin from September 20-21. 

A joint statement from the two bodies said: “We are deeply disappointed for the talented young athletes on both sides of the Atlantic who were working hard to earn a place in this wonderful match. First played in 1997, the contest between six boys and six girls from the United States and Europe, all aged 18 years and under, will return in Italy in 2023.”

In place of the matches, the PGA of America has invited members of the US Junior Ryder Cup team members to Whistling Straits for an exhibition match on September 22. The team will also be introduced at the Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony and invited to watch the first day’s play of the 2020 Ryder Cup competition on Friday, September 24.

The 43rd Ryder Cup will take place from September 24-26 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. Plans remain on course to hold the contest with full spectator attendance and under the guidance of public health authorities.

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