WHAT IS THE SOLHEIM CUP?

In 2019 The Solheim Cup will return to where it all began, Scotland, The Home of Golf. The PGA Centenary Course, host of the 2014 Ryder Cup will once again see Europe vs USA battle it out in one of the highlights of the golfing calendar.

The Solheim Cup is a biennial tournament contested by teams of 12 players representing Europe and the United States. The inaugural Solheim Cup was staged in 1990 and the golf club manufacturer Karsten Solheim was instrumental in its introduction and why it is called The Solheim Cup.

The Solheim Cup Event Day Format:

DAY ONE  – four foursomes matches & four four-ball matches

DAY TWO – four foursomes matches & four four-ball matches

DAY THREE – 12 singles matches

How it Works:

Past Results:
Year Venue Winning team Score USA captain Europe captain
2017 Des Moines Golf and Country Club, Iowa, USA United States United States 16½–11½ Juli Inkster Sweden Annika Sörenstam
2015 Golf Club St. Leon-Rot, Germany United States United States 14½–13½ Juli Inkster Sweden Carin Koch
2013 Colorado Golf Club, Colorado, USA Europe Europe 18–10 Meg Mallon Sweden Liselotte Neumann
2011 Killeen Castle Golf Resort, Ireland Europe Europe 15–13 Rosie Jones England Alison Nicholas
2009 Rich Harvest Farms, Illinois, USA United States United States 16–12 Beth Daniel England Alison Nicholas
2007 Halmstad GK, Sweden United States United States 16–12 Betsy King Sweden Helen Alfredsson
2005 Crooked Stick Golf Club, Indiana, USA United States United States 15½–12½ Nancy Lopez Sweden Catrin Nilsmark
2003 Barsebäck Golf & Country Club, Sweden Europe Europe 17½–10½ Patty Sheehan Sweden Catrin Nilsmark
2002 Interlachen Country Club, Minnesota, USA United States United States 15½–12½ Patty Sheehan Scotland Dale Reid
2000 Loch Lomond Golf Club, Scotland Europe Europe 14½–11½ Pat Bradley Scotland Dale Reid
1998 Muirfield Village, Ohio, USA United States United States 16–12 Judy Rankin Sweden Pia Nilsson
1996 St Pierre Golf & Country Club, Wales United States United States 17–11 Judy Rankin England Mickey Walker
1994 The Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA United States United States 13–7 JoAnne Carner England Mickey Walker
1992 Dalmahoy Country Club, Scotland Europe Europe 11½–6½ Kathy Whitworth England Mickey Walker
1990 Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, Florida, USA United States United States 11½–4½ Kathy Whitworth England Mickey Walker