After Nelly Korda, injured in the back and recovering for the moment, it is the turn of her big sister Jessica to pause her season following a back injury as well! At 30, the eldest of the Korda sisters is currently 31st in the world rankings and she has dropped out of her last two tournaments.
“After consulting the doctors, I decided to stop golf until my back is completely healed, she confided on social networks. For the moment, I don't have a scheduled return date on the circuit, but I'm doing what I can to get back as soon as possible.
The back definitely seems to be the weak point of the Korda family. Fortunately for him, the brother, Sebastian, is currently playing the Roland-Garros tennis tournament and everything is going well since he won his first match against Mackenzie McDonald.
The format of the Solheim Cup has changed a bit over the years. It was not until 1996 that 12 players from each continent started - in 1990 there were 8, in 1992 and 1994 10 players each. The game mode has been exactly the same as the Ryder Cup format since 1996.
28 games are played within a three-day match game competition. The first two days of the competition feature two game cessions, with a total of eight classic fours and eight four-ball bestball encounters. On the final day, 12 single-hole competitions will be played.
In the classic four-player format, two team members take turns playing a ball until it is in the hole. In contrast to this are the four-ball bestball games, in which each player plays her own ball. At the end of the hole, the better result of the two teammates is counted.
For the single-hole competitions, an American will play against a European. Each player plays her own ball for that round and gets her own score. The overall result is based on a points system in which a total of 28 points are awarded over three tournament days.
A match won is rewarded with a full point, every game that is a draw after 18 holes is rewarded with half a point for both teams. The reigning Solheim Cup champions need 14 points overall to retain the trophy, while the other team needs 14.5 points to win the competition.
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