Tommy Fleetwood is hoping this year’s edition of the Ryder Cup can lift the moods of the golfing world after the coronavirus brought a hold to most events.
With everyone getting creative in their ways of keeping active and staying on top of their game during isolation, Fleetwood told the BBC that the prestigious Ryder Cup, which is due to start in Whistling Straits in September, can be the ‘shining light’ on this year’s calendar.
‘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.
‘It is obviously a very interesting one in terms of that qualification. For me I am fine if it stayed as it is at the moment so I don’t mind either way if it was to be played,’ said Fleetwood.
The Englishman had a great year on the European Tour last season, finishing second in the Race to Dubai, and was also a key member of Europe’s victorious side at Le Golf National in 2018.
He is confident that this year’s event can still go ahead and provide fans with another spectacle.
‘But it should take its full course. The Ryder Cup is an event people dream about and sometimes it can only happen once.’
The big worry for the year is when and if the four majors would be able to go ahead after the Masters had to be postponed with rumours suggesting it could be staged later in the year.
The recent PLAYERS Championship also had to be cancelled after one round amid health concerns to players and fans.
‘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,’ said Fleetwood.
‘And however that works I have no idea. Those are the ones 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.’