BMW has been a partner of the Ryder Cup since 2006, but must wait another year to make its debut as Worldwide Partner, as was originally planned for 2020. In July 2020, the PGA of America, Ryder Cup Europe and the PGA Tour announced that the most spectacular golf tournament in the world would be postponed twelve months. The persistent pandemic would simply not allow a Ryder Cup as sports fans around the world have come to know and love it. Worldwide Partner BMW expressly welcomes this responsible decision, as the health and safety of all involved must be given top priority. A Ryder Cup without fans would be robbed of one of its central features and is, as such, not an alternative.
When the intercontinental event does take place from 21st to 26th September 2021 in Kohler (US state of Wisconsin), the hosts, Team USA, will be out to take revenge for the resounding defeat they suffered in Paris in 2018. This will not be easy. Although the Europeans were generally outplayed the last time the Ryder Cup was held on US soil in 2016, they have shown often enough in the recent history of this iconic competition that they are well capable of winning away from home. The spectacular Whistling Straits links on the banks of Lake Michigan looks set to host another memorable Ryder Cup.