Originally set to start on 25 September this year, health and safety concerns relating to Covid-19 triggered the delay, revealed by the Guardian last week.
"The spectators who support both the US and European sides are what make the Ryder Cup such a unique and compelling event and playing without them was not a realistic option". "Given that uncertainty, we knew rescheduling was the right call". The Ryder Cup in Adare could be worth up to €161 million to the economy and the three day event will be broadcast to more than 370 million homes around the world.
"There will not be a Ryder Cup this year", the source told the United States sports news outlet.
The Presidents Cup, is a match-play event contested between the United States and a team of non-European worldwide golfers, was scheduled for Quail Hollow from September 30-Oct.
"We are grateful to Commissioner Jay Monahan and our partners at the PGA TOUR for their flexibility and generosity in the complex task of shifting the global golf calendar".
"There will not be a Ryder Cup this year", a person familiar with the decision told Harig. Unlike the restart of the PGA TOUR schedule, which hasn't allowed for any fans on-site - and won't for at least the first seven tournaments - the Ryder Cup is fueled by boisterous, patriotic crowds and many potential competitors expressed passionate disdain for playing the event without fans.
That is when the scenario of a Ryder Cup behind-closed-doors was first mooted - with Europe captain Padraig Harrington changing his tune several times, from first saying it can't happen to it might happen and back and forth again at various times - and that is when the players became involved.
ESPN reported that the 2021 Presidents Cup - scheduled for Sept 30-Oct 3 at Quail Hollow in North Carolina - will now be held in 2022.
Was it right for the Ryder Cup to be postponed?
The US Open is to be played at Winged Foot in New York State from 17-20 September, with the Masters following from 12-15 November at Augusta National.
"I want a Ryder Cup with full capacity", Casey, of England, said earlier this summer. The biennial meeting of Europe and the United States will remain in "odd" years after Whistling Straits hosts the next edition from 24-26 September 2021. Although the tour has no stake in the Ryder Cup, its players are participants.
"I know, right now, that September 2021 feels like a long time away but it will come around quickly and I guarantee that the European players and I will be ready when it does".
"However, while that is the case, notable performances will still very much count in my considerations for picks as I maintain a keen interest in the form of all possible Ryder Cup team members in tournaments on both sides of the Atlantic".