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European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington. Pic: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington. Pic: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

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European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington. Pic: Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Ryder Cup captains Pádraig Harrington and Steve Stricker have issued a joint letter stressing Europe and the US must remain united in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite a widespread reshuffling of the golf year, and the cancellation of The Open, the 2020 Ryder Cup is still scheduled to take place in Wisconsin in September.

In the letter, Harrington and Stricker wrote: "Today Europe and the United States are united like never before. We have a formidable opponent, but it is not each other. It is like nothing we have ever faced before.

"Defeating coronavirus won't happen in three days. It won't happen because of the efforts of only 12 men. It needs all of us to play our part."