QUALIFICATION

Both the European and U.S. teams comprise 12 players. For the European team, four players are selected on a points system based on results on the Ladies European Tour, rewarding top-10 finishes and top-20 finishes in the five major championships. A further four players qualify through the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings and there are four “captain’s picks”, players chosen at the discretion of the team captain, regardless of their point standings.

The U.S. team is selected with American players on the LPGA Tour receiving points for each top-20 finish on tour. The top eight players qualify and the next two are selected from their position on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, with an additional two captain’s picks. Through the 2013 event, U.S. citizens born outside the country were ineligible for consideration; beginning in 2015, eligibility for Team USA was expanded to include many more categories of U.S. citizens.

Records

Most appearances on a team 12 – Laura Davies (Eur), 1990–2011
Most points 25 – Laura Davies (Eur) (22–18–6 record)
Most singles points won 7 – Juli Inkster (USA) (6–1–2 record)
Most foursome points won 11½ – Annika Sörenstam (Eur) (11–3–1 record)
Most fourball points won 10½ – Laura Davies (Eur) (9–7–3 record)

10½ – Cristie Kerr (USA) (10–5–1 record)

Top point percentage (Minimum of 3 Solheim Cup Matches) Janice Moodie (Eur) (7–2–2) 72.7%

Carin Koch (Eur) (10–3–3) 71.9%

Dottie Pepper (USA) (13–5–2) 70.0%

Christina Kim (USA) (6–2–2) 70.0%

 Most points in a single contest  5 – Caroline Hedwall (Eur) 2013
 Youngest player  17 years, 149 days – Charley Hull (Eur) 2013
 Oldest player  51 years, 91 days – Juli Inkster (USA) 2011