Less than six months for Solheim Cup 2024

After the first four stops of the 2024 Ladies European Tour (LET) and six months ahead of the Solheim Cup, let's take a closer look at the ranking that will be considered for the formation of Team Europe.

by Andrea Gussoni
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Less than six months for Solheim Cup 2024
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After the first four stops of the 2024 Ladies European Tour (LET) and six months ahead of the Solheim Cup, let's take a closer look at the ranking that will be considered for the formation of Team Europe. The 2024 Solheim Cup is scheduled to take place from September 13th to 15th at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia.

Captain Suzann Pettersen will be joined by vice-captains Caroline Martens, Dame Laura Davies, Anna Nordqvist, and Mel Reid.

Solheim Cup 2024, schedule

Team Europe will consist of the top two players from the LET Solheim Cup ranking, the top six players from the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings, and four captain's picks.

The qualification period for the Solheim Cup 2024 will conclude after the AIG Women's Open 2024, held at the Old Course in Saint Andrews from August 21st to 25th. Currently leading the LET Solheim Cup ranking is English golfer Charley Hull, with 154.25 points accumulated from 11 events.

Hull, a six-time Solheim Cup participant, has competed in two LET events in 2024, finishing T3 at the Aramco Saudi Ladies International Presented by PIF and second in the Individual event at the Aramco Team Series Presented by PIF - Tampa.

In second place is German player Alexandra 'Lexi' Försterling, following her victory in Tampa. Försterling, who debuted on the LET last year, has won three times in the past six months and, if she maintains her position, will make her Solheim Cup debut.

Currently, the six players qualified via the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings are French golfer Céline Boutier, Swedish players Linn Grant and Anna Nordqvist, English golfer Georgia Hall, Irish golfer Leona Maguire, and Spanish golfer Carlota Ciganda.

The Solheim Cup is a prestigious biennial golf tournament featuring professional women golfers representing Europe and the United States. Named after Karsten Solheim, a Norwegian-American golf club manufacturer pivotal to its creation, the event debuted in 1990.

Initially, the Solheim Cup followed even-numbered years until 2002, alternating with the Ryder Cup for men's golf. However, following the 2001 Ryder Cup postponement due to the September 11 attacks, a restructuring occurred, shifting the Solheim Cup to odd-numbered years starting in 2003.

Further adjustments in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic led to the decision to return the Solheim Cup to even-numbered years, commencing from 2024 onwards. Throughout its history, the United States teams have triumphed ten times, while Europe has claimed victory on eight occasions.

The current titleholders are Europe, who retained the cup following a 14–14 draw at Finca Cortesin in Málaga during the 2023 tournament.

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