Ryder Cup planning for 40,000 fans per day at Whistling Straits
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The Ryder Cup is planning to host 40,000 fans per day for the September event at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin, according to Golfweek's Jason Lusk.

"The original plan is what we’re with right now (with) 40,000 to 45,000 spectators on site per day," said Michael O’Reilly, who is the director of golf operations at Destination Kohler, which runs Whistling Straits.

"Right now, that’s what we’re planning for. Obviously, the PGA of America and Kohler Company, we’re going to adhere to state and local guidelines and recommendations."

The 2020 Ryder Cup was postponed to Sept. 24-26 of 2021 when it was determined that hosting the biennial event without fans during the COVID-19 pandemic would not be worthwhile for all parties involved.

Many players, including Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka, spoke out against playing the Ryder Cup without spectators in attendance.

The PGA Tour - which is not associated with the Ryder Cup - is slowly beginning to welcome fans back. The Phoenix Open is expecting 5,000 fans per day with more returning through the Tour's Florida swing.

Ryder Cup planning for 40,000 fans per day at Whistling Straits
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