2019 Solheim Cup: Dates, Golf Course, Players, Format

The 2019 Solheim Cup takes place in mid-September in Scotland. It will be the 16th time the biennial tournament is played, in which teams of women professional golfers representing Europe and the United States face off.

Dates: September 13-15 (Friday-Sunday), 2019
Defending champion: Team USA won the 2017 Solheim Cup, 16.5 to 11.5

Golf Course

The tournament takes place at Gleneagles Hotel golf course in Perthshire, Scotland. Gleneagles was the site of the 2014 Ryder Cup. The Curtis Cup was played there in 1936. The Women's British Open, Scottish Open and Johnnie Walker Championship have also taken place there.

Team Rosters for the 2019 Solheim Cup

(x-captain's pick)

Team USA
The Team USA roster will be announced after the LPGA Canadian Women's Open, which concludes on August 25.

Team Europe

  • Carlota Ciganda, Spain, fourth appearance
  • Anne van Dam, Netherlands, first appearance
  • Caroline Hedwall, Sweden, fourth appearance
  • Charley Hull, England, fourth appearance
  • Georgia Hall, England, second appearance
  • Azahara Munoz, Spain, fourth appearance
  • Caroline Masson, Germany, fourth appearance
  • Anna Nordqvist, Sweden, sixth appearance
  • x-Celine Boutier, France, first appearance
  • x-Jodi Ewart Shadoff, England, third appearance
  • x-Bronte Law, England, first appearance
  • x-Suzann Pettersen, Norway, ninth appearance

Captains and Assistant Captains

  • Team USA: Captain, Juli Inkster. Assistant captains — Nancy Lopez, Pat Hurst, Wendy Ward.
  • Team Europe: Captain, Catriona Matthew. Assistant captains — Laura Davies, Kathryn Imrie, Melissa Reid.

Format and Schedule of Play

Twenty-eight matches are played during the Solheim Cup, spread across three days and three formats. Each match is worth one point to the winner, or a half-point to both sides in the event of a tie. The team holding the Solheim Cup entering the tournament needs 14 points to retain it; the side trying to take it away needs 14.5 points to win it back.
  • Day 1: Four foursome matches in the morning session and four fourball matches in the afternoon session.
  • Day 2: Four foursome matches in the morning session and four fourball matches in the afternoon session.
  • Day 3: Twelve singles matches.
All 12 players from each team play in the Day 3 matches. In each of the doubles sessions on Days 1 and 2, eight of 12 golfers from each side play.

Foursomes are also known as alternate shot: the two teammates on a side alternate playing the same golf ball. In fourball, both golfers on a side play their own balls with the lower of the two scores recorded as the team's score.

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