The biennial Ryder Cup, contested by the US and Europe, was scheduled to take place from September 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, but will now be played in the same time frame next year.

The 2022 event to be held in Rome will also be pushed back by a year, ESPN reported citing a source who was not authorised to speak publicly.

The television channel says an official announcement will be made on Wednesday.

The PGA Tour and PGA of America are yet to comment on the report.

With fans unlikely to be able to attend the Ryder Cup if it went ahead this year, several prominent players, including World No.1 Rory McIlroy, had urged officials to postpone it.

The Presidents Cup, a clash between the United States and an Internationals team minus Europe, had been scheduled for September 30-October 3 at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina next year.

That has now been moved to 2022, according to ESPN.

The events will then continue to alternate every other year.