When is the Solheim Cup? Dates, times and how to watch on TV and online
Team Europe will be looking to secure a third consecutive win for the first time ever when they take on Team USA in the 2023 Solheim Cup.
The 2021 edition of the competition, women’s golf’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup, was only the second time Team USA had ever lost on home soil, with Suzann Pettersen securing the winning point in Ohio to provide her team with a 15-13 overall victory.
This made Scottish golfer and team captain Catriona Matthew the first ever European captain to win back-to-back Solheim Cups, although it will actually be Pettersen making her first appearance as captain in 2023, after being selected to lead the team through the next two tournaments.
The Solheim Cup is usually held every two years, but will also feature in 2024’s sporting calendar in order to move the dates onto even years.
The competition features the 12 best players from the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the 12 best players from the U.S Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour (LPGA).
The way the best players are selected differs for each team, however.
Team Europe features the two players who have topped the European Tour’s Solheim Cup points in 2023, the next six highest-ranked players who are eligible, along with four captain’s picks chosen by Suzann Pettersen.
Team U.S. however picks the top seven players on the LPGA’s Solheim Cup points list, the next top two players from the Rolex Rankings, and three picks from captain Stacy Lewis.
The event itself takes place over three days.
The first two days both consist of a morning session of foursome matches (two golfers from each team pair up and play alternate shots using the same ball), and an afternoon session of four-ball matches (each member of a pair uses their own ball, with the lowest score