Ryder Cup: Paul Casey would support tournament postponement

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Paul Casey has won three events on the PGA Tour during his career

Paul Casey says the Ryder Cup should be delayed by 12 months due to the corona virus crisis.

The Masters and the PGA Championship are looking for new dates and a series of tournaments have been canceled.

When asked if the Ryder Cup, scheduled for September, should be postponed for a year, the Englishman Casey said, "Yes is the answer to that.

" I'm never a fan of it. procrastinating, but it has been delayed before, so why can't it happen again? "

The 42-year-old added:" As disappointing as that might be, you want it to be as good and to be as spectacular as possible.

"If it endangers lives, then we have to do it and that is obvious."

Both the PGA and European Tours have been hit by the coronavirus pandemic and restoring the team tournament would free up space in the calendar.

It is speculated, if described inaccurately, that plans are being made to delay the European defense of the trophy against the United States by one year.

It is played at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin from September 25-27.

The Ryder Cup was delayed by 12 months after the September 11, 2001 attacks, which shifted the biennial event to even years.

Casey should have tried for the third consecutive week to win the PGA Tour Valspar Championship.

Instead of defending the title in Tampa. Casey kicks football with his son and cycles. His clubs remain in their flight bags, with courses near his Arizona home severely limited by the effects of the pandemic.

Casey, whose elderly parents have just returned from England to South Africa, is well aware of the seriousness of the current situation and within that context is frustrated by having the crown he has had for the past two years. defends won.

"I am clearly disappointed," he said. "I was looking forward to going three in a row, but it's amazing how quickly things have changed.

" The situation is no longer about golf, but about worrying about people's safety, people's health and the economic impact of that. "

Casey ranks 24th in the world and is currently out of qualifying for what would be a fifth Ryder Cup, and his rankings are also ineligible for the August Olympics should they continue

"That is clearly disappointing and I can't help it," he added.

"The excitement when we get back will be great. People will crave golf and I know I crave golf and I look forward to returning there again. "

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