From September 9th – 15th, 2019, the iconic venue of Gleneagles will be under the golfing spotlight as The Solheim Cup returns to Scotland, the ‘Home of Golf’ for the first time since 2000. The Solheim Cup will be played at the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles while the PING Junior Solheim Cup takes place at the King’s Course at Gleneagles.
Junior Tour alums Lizette Salas and Danielle Kang have been named to represent Team USA at the 2019 Solheim Cup. In addition, Rose Zhang, Zoe Campos, Briana Chacon, and Brianna Navarrosa have will be members of Team USA for the 2019 PING Junior Solheim Cup.
First staged in Florida in 1990 and named after club manufacturer Karsten Solheim, who was the driving force behind its inception, 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. In 2017, the event took place at Des Moines Golf and Country Club and Team USA won 16½–11½.
Inaugurated in 2002, the PING Junior Solheim Cup is a version of The Solheim Cup for female amateurs aged 18 and under and follows a similar format to the senior event, featuring the top 12 European junior amateurs versus their American counterparts. College/university golfers are ineligible to participate in the event, even if they meet the age cut-off. The event is held over two days, with six fourball and six foursomes matches the first day, and 12 singles matches the second day. In 2017, Team USA won 14.5 – 9.5.