The 2019 Solheim Cup

Gleneagles, Scotland
13-15 September

It all led to this moment

The Solheim Cup combines the tradition and prestige of the game of golf with passion for one’s country and continent. The 2019 Solheim Cup was screened to more than 600 million homes worldwide and saw more than 90,000 people through the gates of Gleneagles during the course of a memorable week in Scotland. The match-play format aims to engage both the traditional golf audience as well as wider sports fans, raising the profile of women’s golf both in Scotland and internationally. There is of course always a winner and a loser but the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles had a victor far greater than Catriona Matthew and her European Team, who defeated USA 14 ½ - 13 ½. The United States were a shining co-star in what was a great moment for women’s golf and women’s sport in general.

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The 5th Annual Diversity Summit at The Solheim Cup

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Hosted in association with the Scottish Government and The Solheim Cup, the 5th Annual Aberdeen Standard Investments Diversity Summit, themed ‘Strength In Diversity’ brought together speakers representing all walks of like, who shared their own experiences and discussed how we ensure Diversity and Inclusion remains at the very heart of public discourse.

Our fascinating line up of speakers in 2019 included, First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, stand-up comedian, actor, write and political activist, Eddie Izzard, tennis star, Martina Navratilova along with influential faces such as Judy Murray, Anne Richards and Bozoma Saint John.

The themes of equality, innovation and experience are extremely important to the culture of Aberdeen Standard Investments and were at the heart of the 2019 Solheim Cup. It was therefore a natural fit for us to host our Diversity Summit, a forum we are committed to and one that continues to go from strength to strength during the week of the event.

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Access All Areas at The Solheim Cup

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As part of our Global Partnership with The 2019 Solheim Cup and in conjunction with GolfTV, Aberdeen Standard Investments gave fans an exclusive look into what goes on behind the scenes.

Access All Areas presenter Henni Zuel took fans to the very heart of The 2019 Solheim Cup by taking a VIP Tour inside the team rooms, locker rooms, the opening ceremony and the famous first tee.

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Team Europe

European Captain Catriona Matthew was looking to return the Solheim Cup trophy to Europe in 2019 after an inspired USA team won 16 ½ to 11 ½ points in front of record crowds in Iowa in 2017. Eight members of the team qualified through points; Carlota Ciganda, Anne Van Dam , Caroline Hedwall, Charley Hull, Georgia Hall, Azahara Munoz, Caroline Masson and Anna Nordqvist. That left four captains picks; Bronte Law, Celine Boutier, Jodi Ewart Shadoff and surprise pick, Suzann Pettersen. Catriona was flanked by three vice-captains; Laura Davies, Mel Reid and Kathryn Imrie.

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Team USA

Juli Inkster became the first American to be Solheim Cup captain three times, from 2015 to 2019. As defending champions, Juli and her American team were trying to match the longest winning streak in a Solheim Cup but eventually came up short. The Americans comprised of ten automatic qualifiers; Lexi Thompson, Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang, Lizette Salas, Jessica Korda, Megan Khang, Marina Alex, Brittany Altomare, Angel Yin, and Annie Park. Along with two captains picks; Stacy Lewis and Morgan Pressel. Juli had three vice-captains along her side; Pat Hurst, Nancy Lopez and Wendy Ward.

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Format

The Solheim Cup is contested between two teams of 12 players over three days. It follows the same format as The Ryder Cup, with 28 matches – eight foursomes and eight fourballs over the first two days and 12 singles on the final day.

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The Course

Gleneagles is truly the home of golf in Scotland and one of the country’s top golf resorts. Over the years, Gleneagles has hosted a number of major golf tournaments, the most notable being the 2014 Ryder Cup, which was played on the PGA Centenary Course. It is now the turn of the 2019 Solheim Cup, undoubtedly the biggest event in women’s golf. Created by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, Gleneagles will once again host the cream of European and American golf as part of The Solheim Cup.

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  • Team Europe

    European Captain Catriona Matthew was looking to return the Solheim Cup trophy to Europe in 2019 after an inspired USA team won 16 ½ to 11 ½ points in front of record crowds in Iowa in 2017. Eight members of the team qualified through points; Carlota Ciganda, Anne Van Dam , Caroline Hedwall, Charley Hull, Georgia Hall, Azahara Munoz, Caroline Masson and Anna Nordqvist. That left four captains picks; Bronte Law, Celine Boutier, Jodi Ewart Shadoff and surprise pick, Suzann Pettersen. Catriona was flanked by three vice-captains; Laura Davies, Mel Reid and Kathryn Imrie.

  • Team USA

    Juli Inkster became the first American to be Solheim Cup captain three times, from 2015 to 2019. As defending champions, Juli and her American team were trying to match the longest winning streak in a Solheim Cup but eventually came up short. The Americans comprised of ten automatic qualifiers; Lexi Thompson, Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang, Lizette Salas, Jessica Korda, Megan Khang, Marina Alex, Brittany Altomare, Angel Yin, and Annie Park. Along with two captains picks; Stacy Lewis and Morgan Pressel. Juli had three vice-captains along her side; Pat Hurst, Nancy Lopez and Wendy Ward.

  • Format

    The Solheim Cup is contested between two teams of 12 players over three days. It follows the same format as The Ryder Cup, with 28 matches – eight foursomes and eight fourballs over the first two days and 12 singles on the final day.

  • The Course

    Gleneagles is truly the home of golf in Scotland and one of the country’s top golf resorts. Over the years, Gleneagles has hosted a number of major golf tournaments, the most notable being the 2014 Ryder Cup, which was played on the PGA Centenary Course. It is now the turn of the 2019 Solheim Cup, undoubtedly the biggest event in women’s golf. Created by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, Gleneagles will once again host the cream of European and American golf as part of The Solheim Cup.