2021 Solheim Cup will not be moved even if 2020 Ryder Cup is postponed for a year

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A putt by Suzann Pettersen on the 18th green of the last race on the course sealed victory for Europe in 2019

The Solheim Cup 2021 will not be moved if the Ryder Cup 2020 is pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic, said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan.

The biennial tournament is scheduled for September 4-6, 2021 in Ohio.

It is speculated that the Ryder Cup, currently scheduled for September 25-27, 2020, may be pushed back. one year to September 2021.

"Nothing drowns out a Solheim Cup. We wouldn't change our Solheim Cup if the Ryder Cup changed theirs," said Whan.

The Solheim Cup was relocated to avoid a clash with the Ryder Cup, before, in 2003, the men's tournament transitioned to even years after the 2001 event was postponed following the 9/11 attacks in the United States.

There are increasing calls to postpone this year's Ryder Cup if fans shouldn't be inclined due to coronavirus restrictions.

However, the Solheim Cup will not be moved, regardless of the outcome.

"Today we're playing Solheim during the weeks of the President Cups – and those weeks are pretty loud," he said.

"There are a lot of big events in men's golf that are making us some sort of side step, be it the Masters or the Players Championship, that has so many hours of TV, we don't try for some of those weeks

"But the Solheim Cup is fine regardless of whether it is played or where it is played. I have often said that it is the biggest spectacle show in women's golf and that it will go well in 2021. "

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