September 2021 features 5 of Sport’s Biggest Events, including the two biggest team golf competitions, the Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup. The US Open, the last Grand Slam of the tennis season kicks off the month with the UCI Road World Championships taking place in Belgium and the AFL Grand Final moves West.
The month also features three rounds of the Formula One season including the return of the Dutch Grand Prix, the Italian Grand Prix and the Russian Grand Prix. In golf, the BMW PGA Championship takes place at Wentworth whilst the Tour Championship is held at the East Lake Golf Club. Qualification across the world resumes for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, whilst in the UK cycling’s Tour of Britan and horse racing’s St Leger take place.
Further details on each of the highlighted events, such as travel and ticket information is available by clicking below.
30th August – 12th September 2021 – Flushing Meadows (New York City, USA)
The fourth and final Grand Slam event of the tennis season is the 2021 US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York City. Despite this being the first Major tournament since the 1997 Australian Open not to feature Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams or Venus Williams in the main singles draw the event is still highly anticipated with Naomi Osaka making a return to defend her title and Novak Djokovic aiming to become the first man to complete the Calendar Grand Slam in 52 years.
4th-6th September 2021 – Inverness Club (Toledo, Ohio, USA)
The premier women’s team golf competition between Europe and the USA takes place at the Inverness Club early in the month. Europe will be defending their title – in a dramatic finale to the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneages in Scotland, they won for the first time since 2013 with a 14½ to 13½ victory.
18th-26th September 2021 – Flanders (Belgium)
The annual world championship of bicycle road racing takes place in cycling’s heartland in the Flanders region of Belgium. Julian Alaphilippe will be looking to defend his road race title, Filippo Ganna will be a favourite to defend his time trial title and Anna Van der Breggen will also look to defend both her time trial and road race titles.
24th-26th September 2021 – Whistling Straits, Haven (USA)
After being delayed by a year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 Ryder Cup will finally take place at Whistling Straits. The current champions are Europe, having won the 2018 Ryder Cup 17½-10½ at Le Golf National in Paris. Steve Stricker will be the US Captain whilst Pádraig Harrington will captain Europe with the team’s to be decided just a couple of weeks before.
For the second successive year, the AFL Grand Final won’t be held at its traditional home of the MCG due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The match that is the culmination of the Australian Football League season heads West for the first time as it will be held at the impressive Optus Stadium in Perth. At the time of writing, Melbourne will face Brisbane Lions or Western Bulldogs for a place in the Final, with Port Adelaide due to take on Geelong or Greater Western Sydney.