Tommy Fleetwood has backed calls for the Ryder Cup to be postponed due to the coronavirus.

The world No 10 golfer insists it would be “fair” to put back the biennial match between Europe and the United States. 

The 2020 edition is due to take place at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin from 25-27 September.

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And Fleetwood admits he is torn between the “fair” decision to delay the event and grasping “an amazing turning point” by going ahead as scheduled.

“From a fairness perspective, I think the qualification process should run its full course,” Fleetwood told Sky Sports. “The Ryder Cup is there and that’s its date but for more qualification purposes and fairness, I would say it would be better to move back a year

“But playing the Ryder Cup after what’s gone on could be an amazing turning point and stuff. It’s a difficult one and it’s above my pay grade. I think from a player’s perspective and qualification-wise, it would be better if it got pushed back, but it would also be a great time to play it as well.

“The Ryder Cup should be standalone and has always worked, but always works well because the majors are done and the way the schedules work but the schedule is going to change. We’ll see and whenever it is, I hope I make it.” 

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