ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Golf organizers fixed an oversight Wednesday by agreeing to move the pandemic-postponed Curtis Cup so that it doesn’t conflict with the Solheim Cup.
The Curtis Cup was to be held this year at Conwy Golf Club in Wales until the coronavirus pandemic led to a series of postponements. It originally was pushed back to Sept. 3-5 in 2021, except that is the same week as the Solheim Cup at Inverness Club in Ohio.
The Curtis Cup pits amateurs from the United States against a team from Britain and Ireland. The Solheim Cup is a matchup of LPGA Tour players against Europe. However, the Junior Solheim Cup is also held that week. That would have forced amateur stars to decide whether to play the Junior Solheim Cup or the Curtis Cup.
Now the Curtis Cup will be held Aug. 26-28 in 2021.
“We have listened to the feedback we received about the rescheduled dates for the Curtis Cup in 2021 and looked again at the schedule,” said Duncan Weir of the R&A. “We have moved the match forward by a week and introduced a Saturday finish to enable it to slot in ahead of the Solheim Cup.”
The Solheim Cup is scheduled to end on Labor Day next year.