Padraig Harrington insists that he has heard nothing in relation to reports circulating that the Ryder Cup has been postponed until 2021.

On Monday evening The Guardian reported that the biennial event, scheduled to be played this September at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, would be moved back 12 months as a result of the coronavirus.

Yet European captain Harrington said that he had heard nothing regarding the move and would have expected to be one of the first to know in such a situation.

"I haven't been informed of that and I'd expect I'd be in the first group to know," Harrington said in text, according to the Irish Independent.

According to The Guardian, an announcement will be made next week in relation to the postponement, which will also push the Italian staging of the event back to 2023.

Should the event be postponed it is understood the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Mount Juliet - originally scheduled for last month - could occupy the vacant weekend, from 24-28 September, in the European Tour schedule.

Another knock-on effect would see the 2026 renewal at Adare Manor move to 2027, which would mean the centenary celebrations of the Ryder Cup would be held at the famed Limerick course.

Several players have spoken out in recent weeks about being against the idea of playing the event with no fans, and while the option of reduced attendances was mooted, it now appears that travel restrictions and ongoing Covid-19 threat has resulted in the decision to postpone.