England's Tommy Fleetwood not only thinks the major tournaments will get precedence when golf returns, he believes the Ryder Cup could play a significant role as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.
Scheduled for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Haven, Wis., there has been no determination if the event will be played. The Masters and the PGA Championship already have been postponed, with The (British) Open and U.S. Open still to be decided.
"I think there are certain events that would be an amazing torch for a turn in how the world is getting on and the Ryder Cup would be one of them that is like a shining light at the end of the tunnel," Fleetwood said, according to the BBC.
Fleetwood likely would be a member of European team.
"I think there are five events really, the majors and the Ryder Cup, whatever happens it is going to work around those events I would guess," Fleetwood said.
The Masters was scheduled for April 9-12 in Augusta, Ga., while the PGA Championship was slated for May 14-17 at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. As of now, the U.S. Open is set for June 18-21 at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, N.Y., while The Open is scheduled for July 16-19 at Royal St. George's in Kent, England.
"However that works I have no idea," Fleetwood said. "Those are the (events) that everybody will be keen to get going and we will see how that goes and how people plan that out.
"They are in constant conversations every day to see what the options are. Whatever happens I think those will be the ones that get put front in line."
--Field Level Media