Play to resume Ryder Cup must end Monday


NEWPORT, Wales – Ryder Cup play is scheduled to resume at 5 p.m. local time (noon, ET) today at Celtic Manor.

With the 7-hour and 15-minute suspension of play due to rain, the Ryder Cup almost certainly will be pushed into Monday, though Ryder Cup officials have yet to actually confirm that.

No matter how much rain continues to fall, the Ryder Cup must end no later than sunset on Monday (6:43 p.m.) by captain’s agreement. Any matches that have not been completed at that time will be declared halved. The score at that time will be recorded as the final result.

“There has to be a moment that you must end,” European Tour Director of Communications Gordon Simpson said. “We have another tournament next week, the Dunhill Links, and players have commitments. The decision was that the moment it must end is Monday at sunset.”