SHEBOYGAN — No Ryder Cup in 2020 will leave a big economic void in Sheboygan County this year.
The county was anticipating about 50,000 people in the area to bring millions of dollars into the economy.
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In downtown Sheboygan, TMJ4 News spoke with a number of business owners who said they were upset to miss the event this year but find solace in knowing it wasn’t canceled.
“Like anything, this was all unexpected,” said Dana Dunton, owner of Mainstream Boutique in Sheboygan.
Dunton said she’s seen a lot in the year since she’s opened. Due to COVID-19, she will have to wait to enjoy the economic boost from the Ryder Cup. She said she can wait.
“We’re excited. We’re just going to wait until 2021 and see what it looks like then,” Dunton said.
Jill Niemi, a resident, said she can wait as well.
“Next year. People will come back,” she said. “A good decision, considering the health and uptick in cases.”
Jennifer Tisch runs Blue Bird, a children’s clothing store in the area. She believes in-time, the Ryder Cup will eventually come and people will get to enjoy Sheboygan County.
“I was very heartened to find out they were just postponing it,” Tisch said.
The new dates for the Ryder Cup are set for Sept. 21-26, 2020.