COVID-19 contingency plan in place for Ryder Cup

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If a golfer enjoying within the Ryder Cup later this week exams optimistic for COVID-19, a contingency plan is about, following a rarely-used rule involving secret names positioned in envelopes.

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European captain Padraig Harrington stated on Tuesday stated that he and U.S. captain Steve Stricker agreed to have a “COVID envelope” along with an damage envelope — for use within the occasion that the coronavirus takes one in every of their gamers out of competitors. The envelope contingency is simply vital for the singles matches that conclude the three-day occasion.

Harrington and Stricker will place the names of three of their gamers into an envelope earlier than Sunday’s 12 singles matches. If one crew has somebody pressured out by COVID-19, the opposite crew would then sideline the highest participant from the COVID envelope record to re-balance the matches, and the purpose could be halved.

“There’s an damage envelope and there’s a COVID envelope, in order that’s two separate envelopes at this stage,” Harrington stated.

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