Andy Murray proposes revolutionary golf format and accuses sport of ‘missing a trick’ | Golf | Sport

Tennis star Andy Murray has proposed the idea of a mixed gender golf event, combining the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup as one. The two-time Wimbledon winner offered the idea out to his followers on Twitter, just hours after Team GB secured two gold medals in two mixed events, the4x100m medley relay and the triathlon relay.Murray believes that sport is ‘missing a trick’ by not including more mixed events, beginning the conversation on his Twitter account by tweeting: “How good are mixed events in sport? They are a huge asset and so many sports miss a trick not supporting/promoting them more.”Murray himself has competed in a mixed event for Team GB at an Olympic Games, after he clinched the mixed doubles silver medal on home soil at the 2012 event in London alongside fellow Brit Laura Robson.However, the 34-year-old has now revealed he would love to see the idea implemented into one of the world’s biggest golf events by integrating both the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup, where the best golfers from Europe and the USA face off every two years.The two-time Olympic gold medalist opened the idea up to his followers in a Twitter poll saying: “Who else would love to see a mixed golfing event Ryder/Solheim cup style? I think it would be brilliant for the sport.”JUST IN: Why is Rory McIlroy competing for Ireland and not Team GB in golf at Tokyo 2020 Olympics?Both men and women will compete alongside each other across two separate courses in Northern Ireland, with both sides of the tournament competing for the same amount of prize money.The event will count towards the European Tour’s Race to Dubai standings, with Team Europe, Ryder Cup qualifying points also up for grabs for the field.New Zealand’s Daniel Hiller leads the men’s side of the tournament at the halfway stage at 11-under-par, whilst American Talley heads up the female leaderboard on 13-under.

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