Solheim Cup Preview & Betting Tips Guide

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The 2024 Solheim Cup takes place at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia, USA between Friday 13th September and Sunday 15th September. Team Europe retained the Solheim Cup in 2023 after a tie.

Solheim Cup Preview & Betting Tips Guide
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Solheim Cup Information

What is included in this Solheim Cup Blog?

Where is the next Solheim Cup?

The 2024 Solheim Cup returns to the USA with the nineteenth edition taking place at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia.

Who is playing in the Solheim Cup 2024?

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

What are the dates for the 2024 Solheim Cup?

The tournament takes place over three days from Friday 13th September 2024 to Sunday the 15th September 2024.

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.

2024 Solheim Cup Preview

The nineteenth edition of the Solheim Cup takes place at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia between the 13th and 15th of September 2024. 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.

Suzann Pettersen captained Team Europe for the first time in 2023 and successfully retained the Solheim Cup after a 14-14 tie meaning Europe have held the trophy for the past three editions since 2019. First time Captain Stacy Lewis led Team USA in the 2023 Solheim Cup. The 2024 Solheim Cup captains will be confirmed in due course.

The ante post 2024 Solheim Cup odds sees the bookies favouring Team USA to win back the Solheim Cup on home soil:

Solheim Cup 27 Feb @ 04:32 - Win Tournament
USA 1.91
Europe 2.38
Tie 13.00

The OLBG tipsters will have you covered over the three days of action, head over to the Golf Betting Predictions for not 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.

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.

  • Friday: Foursome in the morning followed by Fourball in the afternoon
  • Saturday: Foursome in the morning followed by Fourball in the afternoon
  • Sunday: Twelve singles 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.

2024 Solheim Cup - Europe Team & Captains

Team Europe Captain

  • To be confirmed

Team Europe Assistant Captains

  • To be confirmed

Team Europe Eligibility criteria

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

Team Selection

  1. Top two players from the Ladies European Tour Solheim Cup Standings
  2. Top six players from the Ladies European Tour in the Women's World Golf Rankings
  3. Four Captain's selections

Here are the players who represented 2023 Team Europe and their Solheim Cup record prior to the event. The 2024 team will be confirmed nearer to the tournament start date.

Player (World Ranking)AgePlayedMatchesW-L-H
Céline Boutier (France) (4)
29275-1-1
Maja Stark (Sweden) (40)23000-0-0
Charley Hull (England) (9)2751911–5–3
Leona Maguire (Ireland) (14)28154-0-1
Georgia Hall (England) (16)273137–5–1
Linn Grant (Sweden) (19)24000-0-0
Carlota Ciganda (Spain) (33)335197-8-4
Anna Nordqvist (Sweden) (37)
3672714-10-3
Madelene Sagström (Sweden) (42)
30262-4-0
Gemma Dryburgh (Scotland) (48)
30000-0-0
Emily Kristine Pedersen (Denmark) (114)27273-4-0
Caroline Hedwall (Sweden) (120)
344158-6-1

2024 Solheim Cup - USA Team & Captains

Team USA Captain

  • To be confirmed

Team USA Assistant Captains

  • To be confirmed

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

Team Selection

  1. Top seven players from the LPGA Solheim Cup points rankings
  2. Top two players (not already qualified) in the Women's World Golf rankings
  3. Three Captain's selections

Here are the players who represented the U.S. Team and their Solheim Cup record prior to the event. The 2024 team will be confirmed nearer to the event start date:

Player (World Ranking)AgePlayedMatchesW-L-H
Lilia Vu (1)25000-0-0
Nelly Korda (2)25285-2-1
Allisen Korpuz (8)25000-0-0
Megan Khang (13)25261-3-2
Jennifer Kupcho (28)26142-1-1
Danielle Kang (31)303125-7-0
Andrea Lee (43)25000-0-0
Lexi Thompson (26)285196-6-7
Rose Zhang (30)20000-0-0
Ally Ewing (33)30282-5-1
Cheyenne Knight (46)26000-0-0
Angel Yin (32)24263-2-1

Solheim Cup Past Winners

We head into the 2024 Solheim Cup with the Americans having the upper hand overall winning ten of the eighteen tournaments, however Europe has won four of the last seven plus the first ever Solheim Cup tie in 2023 meaning we have to go back to 2017 since the last USA victory. The last three Solheim Cup's since 2019 have been close affairs with Europe winning 14.5-13.5 (2019), 15-13 (2021) and the 14-14 tie in 2023.

Eight of the tournaments have been decided by no more than three points (first tie in 2023), 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)WinnersScoreCaptains
2023
Finca Cortesin, Spain
*Tie14
14
Stacy Lewis (USA)
Suzann Pettersen (EUR)
2021
Inverness Club, Ohio
Europe15
13
Pat Hurst (USA)
Catriona Matthew (EUR)
2019
Gleneagles, Scotland
Europe14½
13½
Juli Inkster (USA)
Catriona Matthew (EUR)
2017
Des Moines Golf and Country Club, Iowa, USA
USA16½
11½
Juli Inkster (USA)
Annika Sörenstam (EUR)
2015
Golf Club St. Leon-Rot, Germany
USA14½
13½
Juli Inkster (USA)
Carin Koch (EUR)
2013
Colorado Golf Club, Colorado, USA
Europe18
10
Meg Mallon (USA)
Liselotte Neumann (EUR)
2011
Killeen Castle Golf Resort, Ireland
Europe15
13
Rosie Jones (USA)
Alison Nicholas (EUR)
2009
Rich Harvest Farms, Illinois, USA
USA16
12
Beth Daniel (USA)
Alison Nicholas (EUR)
2007
Halmstad GK, Sweden
USA16
12
Betsy King (USA)
Helen Alfredsson (EUR)
2005
Crooked Stick Golf Club, Indiana, USA
USA15½
12½
Nancy Lopez (USA)
Catrin Nilsmark (EUR)
2003
Barsebäck Golf & Country Club, Sweden
Europe17½
10½
Patty Sheehan (USA)
Catrin Nilsmark (EUR)
2002
Interlachen Country Club, Minnesota, USA
USA15½
12½
Patty Sheehan (USA)
Dale Reid (EUR)
2000
Loch Lomond Golf Club, Scotland
Europe14½
11½
Pat Bradley (USA)
Dale Reid (EUR)
1998
Muirfield Village, Ohio, USA
USA16
12
Judy Rankin (USA)
Pia Nilsson (EUR)
1996
St Pierre Golf & Country Club, Wales
USA17
11
Judy Rankin (USA)
Mickey Walker (EUR)
1994
The Greenbrier, West Virginia, USA
USA13
7
JoAnne Carner (USA)
Mickey Walker (EUR)
1992
Dalmahoy Country Club, Scotland
Europe11½
Kathy Whitworth (USA)
Mickey Walker (EUR)
1990
Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, Florida, USA
USA11½
Kathy Whitworth (USA)
Mickey Walker (EUR)

* Team Europe retained the trophy in 2023 as holders of the Solheim Cup in 2021.

For more general information on this year's event head over to the official Solheim Cup website.

Author Information

James Banting writes the words and maintains the data for this Solheim Cup Preview & Betting Tips Guide. As Tipster Competition assistant James works closely with our Golf Tipsters, settling bets and ensuring accuracy in all results which are also utilised in the updates for all the Golf Previews on OLBG

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James is a knowledgeable sports betting specialist with over 20 years of experience in the sports betting industry. Today James focuses on producing informative betting content on the major sporting events throughout the year in Horse Racing and Tennis, as well as contributing to our Cricket and Golf Content.

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