The 2020 Ryder Cup has been officially postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Ryder Cup postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

It appears the disappointing Ryder Cup news most have expected for weeks will be confirmed on Wednesday.

ESPN's Bob Harig reported that the PGA of America will announce that the Ryder Cup scheduled to occur at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin this September is postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ewan Murray of The Guardian reported the news back on June 22 and added that The PGA of America and European Tour weren't keen on holding the tournament without fans in attendance. Future editions of the competition will transpire in odd years.

Any lingering hopes the Ryder Cup could welcome a percentage of spectators were dashed on Monday when the PGA reversed a previous position and announced that the Jack Nicklaus Memorial Tournament held at the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio from July 16-19 won't allow fans amid growing coronavirus cases throughout the country.

It's not known if the PGA will open courses to fans this summer.

PGA stars Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy are among noteworthy golfers who previously criticized any plans that involved holding a Ryder Cup without supporters in attendance. 

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