Michael O'Reilly, director of golf operations at Destination Kohler, operators and owners of Whistling Straits in Haven, said that the goal for tne next Ryder Cup is to allow spectators to attend the biennial match between Europe and the United States.
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"The original plan is what we're with right now [with] 40,000 to 45,000 spectators on site per day. Right now, that's what we're planning for. Obviously, the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America and Kohler Company, we're going to adhere to state and local guidelines and recommendations.
There's a lot of golf tournaments to be played between now and late September, including the PGA Championship, which is in May down at Kiawah. We have the opportunity...to learn a lot along the way, and as things change and evolve, for us to pivot.
But as of right now, that's what we're hoping for, full attendance and full corporate hospitality", O'Reilly said to Yahoo Sports. Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson, despite his 50th birthday last June, dreams of other ambitious goals.
"I'll try to play as many PGA Tour events as possible to try and get a Wisconsin Ryder Cup pass. Having the chance to be often in contention for the win and playing alongside athletes I have known for over 30 years is something that amuses me.
If things do not go well on the PGA Tour, I will consider playing more consistently on the Champions Tour. I just know that the birth of any children, especially your first, is the most emotional experience that you could possibly share, and there’s no sense to take any risk.
He’s at home with his wife; they’re due any minute, any day, and I’m excited for them. My love of the game of golf is high, and my desire to compete and play against the best players is high. I find myself just internally motivated because of my love to compete and my love to try to bring out the best in me.
I’ve actually had a good offseason, where I haven’t had as much time off as I normally would take, because it’s been so much shorter. I feel like I’ve made a few good strides, and I’m excited to start the year and see if I’m able to continue playing at the highest level"