If men’s golf has the Ryder Cup, women’s golf has the Solheim Cup.
The Solheim Cup, a women’s golf national competition between the United States and the European Union, will be held for three days starting on the 22nd (local time) at Finca Cortesin (par 71, 6,318 yards) in Casares, Malaga Province, Spain. It started in 1990 and is the 18th this year. In the all-time record, the United States is ahead with 10 wins and 7 losses. In the last two competitions, the European Union won both. They won 14.5-13.5 in Scotland in 2019, preventing the United States from losing three games in a row, and won 15-13 in the United States in 2021. Since 2011, the European Union has won four times in the last six competitions.먹튀검증
The competition is held four times a day for the first two days, foursomes (two players take turns hitting one ball) and fourball (two players each play with a ball and the better score is considered the team’s performance), and then on the last day, all 12 players compete. Single match play is held. Each match is awarded 1 point for a win and 0.5 points for a draw. The team with the highest combined score wins.
The U.S. team is headed by Stacey Lewis. The average age of participating players is 25.83 years old. Youthful spirit is their strength. The leading players are world No. 2 Lilia Bu, who has three wins, including two major wins this year, and world No. 3 Nelly Koda, the LPGA Tour champion with eight wins. Allison Koppuz, the money leader after winning the US Women’s Open, makes her debut. ‘Super rookie’ Rose Jang, who won the Mizuho Americas Open last June, will also make her debut. Danielle Kang and Lexi Thompson also joined in.
The European Union is headed by Susan Pettersen (Norway). The average age of pitching players is 28.25 years old. Experience stands out. CME Globe points leader Celine Boutier (France), who won three times on the LPGA tour this year, is at the forefront. This is her third appearance, following 2019 and 2021. In the previous competition, they achieved excellent results with 5 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss. Georgia Hall, Charlie Hull (England), Carlotta Ciganda (Spain), Liona Maguire (Ireland), and Gemma Dreiberg (Scotland) are the ‘support troops’.