WHAT IS THE SOLHEIM CUP?

THE SOLHEIM CUP IS THE PINNACLE OF WOMEN’S GOLF WITH THE BEST PLAYERS FROM EUROPE AND THE USA GOING HEAD-TO-HEAD IN MATCH PLAY FORMAT. THE 16TH EDITION OF THE EVENT PROMISES TO BE ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS ON THE WORLD’S SPORTING CALENDAR IN 2019.

First staged in Florida in 1990 and named after club manufacturer Karsten Solheim, who was the driving force behind its inception, The Solheim Cup is contested between two teams of 12 players over three days. It follows the same format as The Ryder Cup, with 28 matches – eight foursomes and eight fourballs over the first two days and 12 singles on the final day.

From 9th - 15th September 2019, the iconic venue of Gleneagles will be under the golfing spotlight as The Solheim Cup returns to Scotland, the ‘Home of Golf’ for the first time since 2000. The PGA Centenary Course, on which Europe sealed a thrilling Ryder Cup victory in 2014, continues its match play legacy, providing a stunning battleground amid the rolling Perthshire hills.

The event is not only about the world-class competition on the course, but promises to be a festival of entertainment, activity and fun, with something for everyone. 

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The Solheim Cup Event Day Format:

DAY ONE  – four foursomes matches & four fourball matches

DAY TWO – four foursomes matches & four fourball matches

DAY THREE – 12 singles matches

 

Past Results:
Year Venue Winning team Score USA captain Europe captain
2017 Des Moines Golf and Country Club, Iowa, USA United States United States 16½–11½ Juli Inkster Sweden Annika Sörenstam
2015 Golf Club St. Leon-Rot, Germany United States United States 14½–13½ Juli Inkster Sweden Carin Koch
2013 Colorado Golf Club, Colorado, USA Europe Europe 18–10 Meg Mallon Sweden Liselotte Neumann
2011 Killeen Castle Golf Resort, Ireland Europe Europe 15–13 Rosie Jones England Alison Nicholas
2009 Rich Harvest Farms, Illinois, USA United States United States 16–12 Beth Daniel England Alison Nicholas
2007 Halmstad GK, Sweden United States United States 16–12 Betsy King Sweden Helen Alfredsson
2005 Crooked Stick Golf Club, Indiana, USA United States United States 15½–12½ Nancy Lopez Sweden Catrin Nilsmark
2003 Barsebäck Golf & Country Club, Sweden Europe Europe 17½–10½ Patty Sheehan Sweden Catrin Nilsmark
2002 Interlachen Country Club, Minnesota, USA United States United States 15½–12½ Patty Sheehan Scotland Dale Reid
2000 Loch Lomond Golf Club, Scotland Europe Europe 14½–11½ Pat Bradley Scotland Dale Reid
1998 Muirfield Village, Ohio, USA United States United States 16–12 Judy Rankin Sweden Pia Nilsson
1996 St Pierre Golf & Country Club, Wales United States United States 17–11 Judy Rankin England Mickey Walker
1994 The Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA United States United States 13–7 JoAnne Carner England Mickey Walker
1992 Dalmahoy Country Club, Scotland Europe Europe 11½–6½ Kathy Whitworth England Mickey Walker
1990 Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, Florida, USA United States United States 11½–4½ Kathy Whitworth England Mickey Walker