(Reuters) – This year’s Ryder Cup will be postponed to 2021 and next year’s Presidents Cup will likewise be returned by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN reported on Tuesday.

The biennial Ryder Cup, which pits a U.S. group versus Europe, was arranged to happen from Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin but will instead be played in the exact same time frame next year.

The 2022 event to be held in Rome would also be pressed back by a year, ESPN reported citing a source who was not licensed to speak openly.

ESPN said an official announcement would be launched in the future Wednesday. The PGA Trip and PGA of America did not react to a demand for talk about the report.

With fans unlikely to be able to go to the Ryder Cup if it went ahead this year, several popular gamers, consisting of world number one Rory McIlroy, had actually urged authorities to postpone it.

The Presidents Cup, a clash between the United States and an Internationals group minus Europe, had actually been arranged for Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina next year but had actually been relocated to 2022, the report stated.

The occasions will then continue to alternate every other year.

( Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles; Modifying by Peter Rutherford).