At this point, you have to wonder if officialdom has a Plan B up its sleeve for TV purposes on the days of the postponed Ryder Cup. Nothing, of course, can ever be up there with the Ryder Cup, but there is probably a need for something to punctuate the showing of matches past.
Andy Farrell, winner of the 2012 Golf Book of the Year award for his 100 Greatest Ever Golfers (Elliott and Thompson), is probably not alone in having come up with his plan some months ago. His would be a two-day match-play format which might consist of mixed foursomes, that golf-club staple so rarely seen in the professional game, followed by the usual singles. (Such an arrangement would surely get the best of receptions from all those – men no less than women - who have expressed dismay at the number of recent exhibition games which have tended to be all-male.)
The aim behind Farrell’s plan is to allow golf fans the world over to see the best men and women in the world sharing the same stage, as happens in tennis and in the Olympics, but never in golf.
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