2023 Solheim Cup Preview & Betting Tips Guide

Published: Aug 30, 1:54pm Last Updated: Sep 14, 11:57am Golf 0 Comments 130 Views

Solheim Cup Information

What is included in this Solheim Cup Blog?

Where is the next Solheim Cup?

The 2023 Solheim Cup will return to Europe after being played in the USA in 2021, the 2023 tournament will take place at the Finca Cortesin golf course in Malaga, Spain.

Who is playing in the Solheim Cup 2023?

It will be Team USA taking on Team Europe, closer to the start of the event you will find both teams below.

What are the dates for the 2023 Solheim Cup?

The tournament will take place over three days from Friday the 22nd September 2023 to Sunday the 24th September 2023.

Where did the name Solheim Cup come from?

The cup is named after Karsten Solheim, a manufacturer of golf clubs who was influential in the creation of this tournament.

2023 Solheim Cup Preview

The eighteenth edition of the Solheim Cup will take place at the Finca Cortesin golf course in Malaga, Spain between the 22nd and 24th of September 2023. The event is the women's equivalent of the Ryder Cup where a team of European golfers take on a team of American golfers over three days of action.

The OLBG tipster will have you covered over the three days of action, head over to the Golf Betting Predictions for only picks on the Solheim Cup but golf predictions all year round during the golfing season. Alternatively, head over to the Best Golf Tipsters page where you will find only the best tipsters, those who have made a profit on golf over the past year and have open tips available.

Europe have been captained by Catriona Matthew for the last two tournaments and she guided them to success in both 2019 and 2021 and could return in 2023 looking to become the first-ever captain to guide Team Europe to three consecutive wins! Pat Hurst came in as a first-time captain of the Team US in 2021, will they turn to her again to try to make amends for that 2021 defeat? 

Solheim Cup Format

There will be three days of action, each match will have one point on offer, a draw will result in a point share with half each, a total of twenty-eight points are on offer meaning a target of fourteen and a half points will win the cup.

Saturday and Sunday will involve foursomes in the morning and then fourballs in the afternoon and then on Monday, it will be single matches from all twelve players.

  • Saturday: Foursome in the morning followed by Fourball in the afternoon
  • Sunday: Foursome in the morning followed by Fourball in the afternoon
  • Monday: Twelve single matches

What are foursomes?

This is where two teams of two players take alternate shots, so, one ball per team and the lowest scorers win the hole.

What is Four-ball golf?

Again, two teams of two players but each plays their own ball and the player with only the better score from each team is taken into account.

Solheim Cup Past Winners

We head into the 2023 Solheim Cup with the American having the upper hand over the years winning ten of the seventeen tournaments, however, Europe has won four of the last six including the 2019 edition at Gleneagles in what turned out to be the closest of all the past tournaments, Europe eventually winning with a 14½–13½ scoreline, only the second time it had been decided by a single point (2015 was also 14½–13½) and then they backed that up with only their second success in the US in 2021.

There has been a mix of winning margins over the years, as pointed out, in both 2015 & 2019, two of the last three have been decided by a single point (14½–13½) but sandwiched in between those in 2017 the USA won by five points and in 2021, Europe won by just two points.

Seven of the previous seventeen tournaments have been decided by no more than three points, three have been decided by four, twice have seen five, six and seven-point margins whilst in 2013 we saw the biggest victory when Europe won by 18-10.

Year (Venue) Winners Score Captains
2021
Inverness Club, Ohio
Europe 15
13
Pat Hurst (USA)
Catriona Matthew (EUR)
2019
Gleneagles, Scotland
Europe 14½
13½
Juli Inkster (USA)
Catriona Matthew (EUR)
2017
Des Moines Golf and Country Club, Iowa, USA
USA 16½
11½
Juli Inkster (USA)
Annika Sörenstam (EUR)
2015
Golf Club St. Leon-Rot, Germany
USA 14½
13½
Juli Inkster (USA)
Carin Koch (EUR)
2013
Colorado Golf Club, Colorado, USA
Europe 18
10
Meg Mallon (USA)
Liselotte Neumann (EUR)
2011
Killeen Castle Golf Resort, Ireland
Europe 15
13
Rosie Jones (USA)
Alison Nicholas (EUR)
2009
Rich Harvest Farms, Illinois, USA
USA 16
12
Beth Daniel (USA)
Alison Nicholas (EUR)
2007
Halmstad GK, Sweden
USA 16
12
Betsy King (USA)
Helen Alfredsson (EUR)
2005
Crooked Stick Golf Club, Indiana, USA
USA 15½
12½
Nancy Lopez (USA)
Catrin Nilsmark (EUR)
2003
Barsebäck Golf & Country Club, Sweden
Europe 17½
10½
Patty Sheehan (USA)
Catrin Nilsmark (EUR)
2002
Interlachen Country Club, Minnesota, USA
USA 15½
12½
Patty Sheehan (USA)
Dale Reid (EUR)
2000
Loch Lomond Golf Club, Scotland
Europe 14½
11½
Pat Bradley (USA)
Dale Reid (EUR)
1998
Muirfield Village, Ohio, USA
USA 16
12
Judy Rankin (USA)
Pia Nilsson (EUR)
1996
St Pierre Golf & Country Club, Wales
USA 17
11
Judy Rankin (USA)
Mickey Walker (EUR)
1994
The Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA
USA 13
7
JoAnne Carner (USA)
Mickey Walker (EUR)
1992
Dalmahoy Country Club, Scotland
Europe 11½
Kathy Whitworth (USA)
Mickey Walker (EUR)
1990
Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, Florida, USA
USA 11½
Kathy Whitworth (USA)
Mickey Walker (EUR)

2023 Solheim Cup Team Europe

Team Europe Eligibility criteria

  • Currently a member of the Ladies European Tour
  • The player must be a "European national"

Team Europe, its players and its captains will be announced closer to the 2023 tournament, below you can find the players who took part in the 2021 tournament along with the statistics after the 2021 Solheim Cup was completed.

2023 Solheim Cup - European Contenders

Player Age (in 2023) Played Matches Record
Anna Nordqvist (Sweden) 36 7 27 14–10–3
Carlota Ciganda (Spain) 33 5 19 7–8–4
Charley Hull (England) 27 5 19 11–5–3
Mel Reid (England) 35 4 16 6–7–3
Georgia Hall (England) 27 3 13 7–5–1
Céline Boutier (France) 29 2 7 5–1–1
Emily Kristine Pedersen (Denmark) 27 2 7 3–4–0
Leona Maguire (Ireland) 28 1 5 4–0–1
Matilda Castren (Finland) 28 1 4 3–1–0
Madelene Sagström (Sweden) 30 2 6 2–4–0
Nanna Koerstz Madsen (Denmark) 28 1 3 1–1–1
Sophia Popov (Germany) 30 1 3 0–3–0

2023 Solheim Cup Team USA

Team USA Eligibility criteria

  • U.S. citizens by birth, regardless of their birthplace
  • Those who were naturalized as U.S. citizens before age 18
  • Those who became U.S. citizens by adoption before age 13

The 2023 US Team for the Solheim Cup will be announced closer to the tournament as well as the captains too, below you can find the team that took part in the 2021 Solheim Cup and their record at the tournament following that year.

2023 Solheim Cup - US Contenders

Player Age (in 2023) Played Matches Record
Lexi Thompson 28 5 19 6–6–7
Lizette Salas 34 5 18 8–7–3
Danielle Kang 30 3 12 5–7–0
Jessica Korda 30 3 11 5–4–2
Nelly Korda 25 2 8 5–2–1
Ally Ewing 30 2 8 2–5–1
Austin Ernst 31 2 8 3–4–1
Brittany Altomare 32 2 8 4–3–1
Megan Khang 25 2 6 1–3–2
Jennifer Kupcho 26 1 4 2–1–1
Yealimi Noh 22 1 3 2–1–0
Mina Harigae 33 1 3 1–2–0

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