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The 2019 Solheim Cup will be played in Gleneages, Scotland -- September 9-15.  The Captain of Team USA will again be Juli Inkster.  The Captain of Team Europe will be Caroline Masson. http://solheimcup2019.com/

I expect to be in Scotland --  to write about my fourth Solheim Cup match 2019 -- I have my reservations!!  

The Solheim Cup is very historic -- played every other year.   See all the articles I have written that explain the formats used in the Solheim Cup:  fourballs, foursomes and medal play.  (The men's Ryder Cup -- Team USA vs Team Europe -- uses the same format as the women's Solheim Cup.)

Here are the articles available on www.womensgolf.com.   Use the search feature on womensgolf.com to also see the list of articles.  The final article is one of my favorites and is about how the Solheim family (the inventor of the famous PING putter) has given back to women's golf with this amazing tournament. 

NANCY BERKLEY AT THE 2017 SOLHEIM CUP -- https://www.womensgolf.com/at-the-2017-solheim-cup/ -- 

NANCY BERKLEY’S SOLHEIM CUP 2017 PREVIEW --  https://www.womensgolf.com/solheim-cup-2017/

2017 SOLHEIM CUP FASHIONS - WHO WON -- https://www.womensgolf.com/solheim-cup-fashions/

THE DIFFERENT STYLES OF THE SOLHEIM CUP CAPTAINS -- https://www.womensgolf.com/2017-solheim-cup-captains/

SEVEN QUESTIONS TO ASK WHILE WATCHING THE SOLHEIM CUP -- https://www.womensgolf.com/watching-solheim-cup/

SETTING UP THE COURSE FOR THE 2017 SOLHEIM CUP [IN DES MOINES, IOWA] -- https://www.womensgolf.com/solheim-cup-course-setup/

ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2015 SOLHEIM CUP -- https://www.womensgolf.com/solheim-cup-primer/

ON SITE AT THE 2015 SOLHEIM CUP -- https://www.womensgolf.com/solheim-cup-nancy-berkley/

HONORING LOUISE SOLHEIM -- WIFE, MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER AND BUSINESS PARTNER -- https://www.womensgolf.com/louise-solheim/

NANCY BERKLEY AT THE 2017 SOLHEIM CUP -- https://www.womensgolf.com/at-the-2017-solheim-cup/ -- 

NANCY BERKLEY’S SOLHEIM CUP 2017 PREVIEW --  https://www.womensgolf.com/solheim-cup-2017/

2017 SOLHEIM CUP FASHIONS - WHO WON -- https://www.womensgolf.com/solheim-cup-fashions/

THE DIFFERENT STYLES OF THE SOLHEIM CUP CAPTAINS -- https://www.womensgolf.com/2017-solheim-cup-captains/

SEVEN QUESTIONS TO ASK WHILE WATCHING THE SOLHEIM CUP -- https://www.womensgolf.com/watching-solheim-cup/

SETTING UP THE COURSE FOR THE 2017 SOLHEIM CUP [IN DES MOINES, IOWA] -- https://www.womensgolf.com/solheim-cup-course-setup/

ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2015 SOLHEIM CUP -- https://www.womensgolf.com/solheim-cup-primer/

ON SITE AT THE 2015 SOLHEIM CUP -- https://www.womensgolf.com/solheim-cup-nancy-berkley/

HONORING LOUISE SOLHEIM -- WIFE, MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER AND BUSINESS PARTNER -- https://www.womensgolf.com/louise-solheim/





(From a LPGA media release January 7, 2019 -- see www.lpga.com.  the Ladies European Tour at www.LET.com also provides a website and information.)

2019 Solheim Cup to Highlight 2019 LPGA and Ladies European Tour Schedules

2019 Solheim Cup to be played on the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, from Sept. 13-15, 2019.

U.S. and European Points Races to conclude at CP Women’s Open and Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open respectively

 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 7, 2019 – With just eight months to go until The 2019 Solheim Cup, the battle for spots on Team USA and Team Europe will intensify with the 2019 LPGA and Ladies European Tour (LET) seasons on the horizon.

 The 2019 LPGA season will kick off Jan. 17-20 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. with the inaugural Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions, which features nine Americans who have won an LPGA title in the past two seasons. The season-opening event for the LET, the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open, tees off Jan. 10-13 at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, where a number of European players, including Charley Hull and Jodi Ewart-Shadoff, will be looking to earn Solheim Cup points.

 The prestigious biennial contest between Europe and USA returns to Scotland for the first time since 2000, with the 2019 Solheim Cup being held at the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles from Sept. 13-15.

 With U.S. captain Juli Inkster set to be at the helm for a record third time, the Americans will head to Scotland as the two-time defending champions, having mounted a furious Singles comeback in Germany in 2015 to take a one-point win. Also returning for a third-straight Solheim Cup will be Inkster’s assistant captains Pat Hurst, Wendy Ward and Nancy Lopez.

 Scotland’s own Catriona Matthew, a nine-time Solheim Cup participant, will make her debut as captain for Team Europe, alongside assistant captains Laura Davies, Suzann Pettersen and Kathryn Imrie.

 NOTE FROM NANCY:  THE POINT QUALIFICATION FOR MAKING TEAM USA ON POINTS (AS OPPOSED TO A "CAPTAIN'S PICK") HAS BEEN MODIFIED FOR TEAM USA 2019 COMPETITION:  

Solheim Cup points, that determine eight of the 12 American golfers who make the team, will be worth one and a half times as much for the 2019 season as they were in 2018 and they will double for each of the five majors (ANA Inspiration, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, U.S. Women’s Open, AIG Women’s British Open and The Evian Championship).  Note:  Solheim Cup points are different than Rolex Ranking points!

 The increase in awarded points means players can make big moves in a hurry by carding top-20 finishes during 2019. For example, a player who captured 40 points for an LPGA win in 2018 can earn 60 points for winning the same event in 2019.   Note from Nancy:  my father's favorite message to me was "a good start is half the race."  I think the LPGA knows that also.  By increasing the points for the five majors, the stakes will be higher in the 2019 majors.  

 Two other slots will be awarded to the top two Americans on the Rolex Women’s World Rankings who are not already among the top eight in Solheim Cup points. The final two players for Team USA will be selected by captain Juli Inkster.

 


The 2019 Solheim Cup European Team will consist of the top three players on the LET Solheim Cup points rankings, the top five eligible players from the Rolex Women’s World Rankings and four players selected by Team Europe Captain Catriona Matthew and European Solheim Cup points are doubled for 2019.

 


The cutoff to earn points for Team USA will be the 2019 CP Women’s Open, which will be held Aug. 22-25 at Magna Golf Club in Ontario, Canada. The 2019 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, to be held at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick, Scotland from Aug. 8-11, will serve as the cutoff for players to earn Solheim Cup points for Team Europe and the full team, including the captain’s picks, will be announced on Monday, Aug. 12, in Scotland.

 


If the 2019 Solheim Cup were held today January 7, 2019,

Below are the top 12 players in the Team USA and Team Europe Solheim Cup points standings as of Jan. 7, 2019.

 

Team USA Solheim Cup Points

Lexi Thompson, 265
Jessica Korda, 232
Danielle Kang, 227
Lizette Salas, 220
Nelly Korda, 218
Marina Alex, 199
Brittany Lincicome, 172
Austin Ernst, 169
Megan Khang, 167
Angela Stanford, 161
Cristie Kerr, 157
Brittany Altomare, 154
 

Current as of Jan 7  ---- As it stands for Team USA:

Lexi Thompson, Solheim Cup Points
Jessica Korda, Solheim Cup Points
Danielle Kang, Solheim Cup Points
Lizette Salas, Solheim Cup Points
Nelly Korda, Solheim Cup Points
Marina Alex, Solheim Cup Points
Brittany Lincicome, Solheim Cup Points
Austin Ernst, Solheim Cup Points
Cristie Kerr, Rolex Women’s World Rankings
Michelle Wie, Rolex Women’s World Rankings
Captains Pick
Captains Pick
 




Team Europe Solheim Cup Points

Georgia Hall (ENG), 88.83
Anne Van Dam (NED), 80.00
Carlota Ciganda (ESP), 66.88
Pernilla Lindberg (SWE), 65.00
Caroline Hedwall (SWE), 50.00
Azahara Munoz (ESP), 49.70
Charley Hull (ENG), 46.00
Anna Nordqvist (SWE), 41.25
Celine Boutier (FRA), 35.00
Becky Morgan (WAL), 30.00
Olivia Cowan (GER), 24.38
Felicity Johnson (ENG), 23.50
 

Current as of January 7 -- As it stands for Team Europe:

Georgia Hall, Solheim Cup Points
Anne Van Dam, Solheim Cup Points
Carlota Ciganda, Solheim Cup Points
Anna Nordqvist, Rolex Women’s World Rankings
Charley Hull, Rolex Women’s World Rankings
Caroline Masson, Rolex Women’s World Rankings
Pernilla Lindberg, Rolex Women’s World Rankings
Azahara Munoz, Rolex Women’s World Rankings
Captains Pick
Captains Pick
Captains Pick
Captains Pick
 

About The Solheim Cup:

The Solheim Cup combines the tradition and prestige of the game of golf with passion for one’s country and continent. This biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition features the best European players from the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the best U.S. players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. The Solheim Cup is named in honour of Karsten Solheim, the founder of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, which makes PING golf equipment. In 1990, the Solheim family, in conjunction with the LET and the LPGA, developed the concept and became the title sponsor for The Solheim Cup, professional golf’s international match-play competition for women. Today, the global partners of The Solheim Cup are PING, Scotland, The Home of Golf, and Rolex. Held every two years, the event has grown into the most prestigious international women’s professional golf team event. The Solheim Cup is the most highly coveted trophy in women’s professional golf team competition; some of the most memorable moments in the sport have happened during past Solheim Cups and berths on the European and U.S. teams are highly sought-after by players from both organisations. The 2017 Solheim Cup took place on August 14-20 at Des Moines Country Club in Iowa, United States.  The U.S. Team retained the coveted Waterford Crystal prize by 16 ½ to 11 ½ points. For more information log on to www.solheimcup.com.

 

Media Contact

Brianne Wigley, Tour Media Official, LPGA

brianne.wigley@lpga.com, 386-341-7331

 

Bethan Cutler, LET communications

Bethan.cutler@ladieseuropeantour.com, +44 (0)7980056045