The 2019 Solheim Cup

Gleneagles, Scotland
13-15 September

It all leads 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 will be screened to more than 600 million homes worldwide and will see 100,000 people through the gates of Gleneagles during the course of the week. 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. European Captain and long-time Aberdeen Standard Investments Ambassador, Catriona Matthew, is looking to return the 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. Organisers are aiming to set a new record for a European edition in 2019.

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The 5th Annual Diversity Summit at The Solheim Cup

Solheim Cup diversity summit

As part of The 2019 Solheim Cup over 250 people from the world of sport, business and entertainment will attend the 5th Annual Aberdeen Standard Investments Diversity Summit at Gleneagles. The Summit provides a platform for attendees to explore opportunities to drive positive change within each sector, drawing on their own experiences, in what promises to be a lively discussion. The themes of equality, innovation and experience are extremely important to the culture of Aberdeen Standard Investments and will be at the heart of the 2019 Solheim Cup. It is 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.

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Team Europe

Team Europe

European Captain Catriona Matthew will be 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. The teams at the 2019 Solheim Cup will be comprised of 12 players per side. For Team Europe, eight golfers will earn automatic selection, four through the Ladies European Tour's points list and four through the world rankings. Four more will be named as wildcard picks by the Europe captain Catriona Matthew following the conclusion of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open in August.

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Team USA

In January 2018 Juli Inkster was announced at the U.S. captain for the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles. Juli is the first American to be Solheim Cup captain three times and has the opportunity of having the distinction of being the first American captain with three victories. As defending champions, Juli and her American team will try to match the longest winning streak in a Solheim Cup they have largely dominated since it began in 1990. The Americans have a 10-5 advantage since the matches began in 1990. The teams at the 2019 Solheim Cup will be comprised of 12 players per side. For Team USA, 10 of those golfers will earn automatic selection via the LPGA Tour's Solheim Cup points list. Two other golfers will be named as wildcard picks by the USA captain, Juli Inskter on the 28th August.

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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 Jack Nicklaus, the PGA Centenary Course was venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup and 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 will be 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. The teams at the 2019 Solheim Cup will be comprised of 12 players per side. For Team Europe, eight golfers will earn automatic selection, four through the Ladies European Tour's points list and four through the world rankings. Four more will be named as wildcard picks by the Europe captain Catriona Matthew following the conclusion of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open in August.

  • Team USA

    In January 2018 Juli Inkster was announced at the U.S. captain for the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles. Juli is the first American to be Solheim Cup captain three times and has the opportunity of having the distinction of being the first American captain with three victories. As defending champions, Juli and her American team will try to match the longest winning streak in a Solheim Cup they have largely dominated since it began in 1990. The Americans have a 10-5 advantage since the matches began in 1990. The teams at the 2019 Solheim Cup will be comprised of 12 players per side. For Team USA, 10 of those golfers will earn automatic selection via the LPGA Tour's Solheim Cup points list. Two other golfers will be named as wildcard picks by the USA captain, Juli Inskter on the 28th August.

  • 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 Jack Nicklaus, the PGA Centenary Course was venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup and will once again host the cream of European and American golf as part of The Solheim Cup.