Tommy Fleetwood hopes the Ryder Cup can act as an "amazing torch" after the coronavirus pandemic.

The flagship contest between Europe and the United States - scheduled to be played at Whistling Straits in September - remains in doubt, with no clear answers as to how the golf schedule may look if it resumes later in the year.

Europe captain Padraig Harrington recently expressed his view that the Ryder Cup will still go ahead, with the Irish three-time major winner saying: "I know there's been some rumours and they had to put out a statement to say there's been no change, but there's definitely no change".

Fleetwood told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I think there are certain events that would be an amazing torch for a turn in how the world is getting on and the Ryder Cup would be one of them that is like a shining light at the end of the tunnel.

"It is obviously a very interesting one in terms of that qualification. For me I am fine if it stayed as it is at the moment so I don't mind either way if it was to be played.

"But it should take its full course. The Ryder Cup is an event people dream about and sometimes it can only happen once."

On how the schedule may look, Fleetwood added: "I think there are five events really - the majors and the Ryder Cup - they are, whatever happens it is going to work around those events I would guess.

"And however that works I have no idea. Those are the ones that everybody will be keen to get going and we will see how that goes and how people plan that out.

"They are in constant conversations every day to see what the options are. Whatever happens I think those will be the ones that get put front in line.

"It will be interesting for events like the FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai because they haven't had a year-long order of merit so it will be interesting to see how those pan out. The truth is I have no idea."