2021 Solheim Cup: When, Where, Dates, Qualifying

The 2021 Solheim Cup will be the 17th time the competition is played. The all-time standings are 10 wins for Team United States, six wins for Team Europe.

Dates: September 4-6, 2021. That is a Saturday-Monday schedule, with the tournament ending on Labor Day Monday.

Location: Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. This golf course has previously hosted four U.S. Opens (1920, 1931, 1957, 1979), two PGA Championships (1986, 1993) and two U.S. Senior Opens (2003, 2011).

How to get tickets: View the Tickets section of SolheimCupUSA.com, where tickets can be purchased online.

The 2021 Solheim Cup Captains

The captain for the United States (appointed by the LPGA) has not yet been announced. The captain for Europe (appointed by the Ladies European Tour) is Catriona Matthew, reprising her role from the 2019 Solheim Cup. In 2019, Europe defeated the U.S. by a 14.5 to 13.5 score. Matthew will be attempting to become the first European captain to win more than one Solheim Cup.

Matthews' vice captains will be the same from 2019: Laura Davies, Kathryn Imrie and Suzann Pettersen.

How the Teams Are Picked for 2021 Solheim Cup

Team composition for the European side is this: the top three eligible players on the LET Solheim Cup points list; the top five eligible players from the Rolex Women’s World Rankings; four captain's picks.

For Team USA, the team selection is: the top eight golfers from the LPGA Solheim Cup points list; the top two players from the Rolex Women's World Rankings; plus two captain's picks.

Competition Format

See The Solheim Cup Format Explained for full details, but the basic format is this:
  • Day 1: One session of four foursomes matches, and another session of four fourball matches, 8 points total at stake.
  • Day 2: One session of four foursomes matches, and another session of four fourball matches, 8 points total at stake.
  • Day 3: 12 singles (one vs. one) matches, 12 points at stake.

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