This year’s ma­jors will not count for cup points

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport Gymnastics - James Cor­ri­gan

If a Euro­pean wins the Mas­ters in Novem­ber, or ei­ther of this year’s other two ma­jors, they will gain no Ryder Cup points for next year’s resched­uled match be­cause the Euro­pean Tour has frozen the qual­i­fi­ca­tion process un­til Jan 1.

The Tour’s tour­na­ment com­mit­tee voted unan­i­mously for the change, so all points earned so far in the process, which started at last year’s BMW PGA Cham­pi­onship and was paused af­ter March’s Qatar Mas­ters, will still count.

Padraig Har­ring­ton, the Europe cap­tain, said: “I feel that play­ers should not feel un­der pres­sure to play and there­fore the points ta­bles should not ap­ply from now un­til the end of the year from a sched­ule that could change fur­ther.”

He will stick with three wild-card selections.

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