Solheim Cup 2023: Europe is back in the running to defend its title in the biannual match play competition after the United States suffered a humbling 13-15 loss on home soil two years ago. Stacy Lewis and Suzann Pettersen, the reigning champions, will begin their comeback bid on Friday at Finca Cortesin in Andalucia.
Pettersen told Sky Sports that she hopes her squad enjoys the competition, and the team’s preparations this week have reflected that with activities like a singalong on the first tee and video tributes to Finca Cortesin and Costa del Sol. Pettersen has experience in Finca because she competed in a junior Solheim Cup in 1997.
Lexi Thompson has played in all three Solheim Cups since 2011 and is one of six American golfers with prior Solheim Cup experience. Megan Khang, Allisen Corpuz, and Daniel Kang joined the team after finishing in the top 20 at an LPGA Tour tournament in July. They join veterans Lilia Vu and Nelly Korda in representing the company.
On Saturday and Sunday, teams play eight foursomes (alternate shot) and four fourballs (better ball) matches for a total of eight points; on Monday and Tuesday, they play 12 singles (one-on-one) matches with wins alternating between sessions; in the event of a tie, the defending champions retain their title. Since there was fear about the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in 2020, the next scheduled swap between the Solheim Cup and the Ryder Cup will not occur until 2022.
Where and when does the Solheim Cup 2023 take place?
This week at Finca Cortesin, Andalucia, professional women golfers from Europe and the United States will compete in their biennial team competition. Europe is looking for their third straight win, while Team USA is hoping for revenge after losing 15-13 to them at Inverness Club Ohio last year.
This competition began in 1990 and is the female version of the Ryder Cup. The United States has won 10 of the 17 tournaments held thus far since its inception, while Europe has won 7.
In her first year as captain, Suzann Pettersen will lead Europe in their continued success against Stacy Lewis and Team USA. Two players from the LET Solheim Cup standings, six from the Women’s World Golf Rankings, and four from captain’s picks are available to European captains.
Golf Solheim Cup 2023 Tickets
The Solheim Cup will return in 2023 in Spain from September 18 to the 24th at Finca Cortesin. Suzann Pettersen will captain Europe against Stacy Lewis and the United States team, with the Europeans seeking to extend their recent victories at Gleneagles and Inverness Club to the Ohio courses.
Tickets for the Solheim Cup’s Opening Ceremony are now on sale, in addition to the usual public admission Grounds tickets and VIP Hospitality packages.
This tournament is typically played on even-numbered years, while the Ryder Cup is played on odd-numbered years; however, due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s events will be held simultaneously. The tournament will span three days, beginning with four foursome matches (alternate shot) each morning and four fourball matches (better ball) each afternoon.
- Practice rounds on September 19, 20, and 21 start at €25.
- Day one of the tournament offers day passes from €80.
- Day two day passes begin at €95.
- Day three day passes start at €120.
- Tickets for the entire season (September 18-24) start at €240.
The website also serves as a place for spectators to reserve parking spots for transports to and from Marbella and seats for the September 21 opening ceremony. Golf fans, here is your chance to see something special in person.
Solheim Cup 2023 Format
Tickets to the biennial Solheim Cup, an international women’s team golf competition, are in increasingly high demand. The format is similar to the men’s Ryder Cup, with teams competing against one another in match play; however, the popularity of the Solheim Cup much exceeds that of the Ryder Cup since it welcomes women golfers.
The tournament format consists of eight points each morning and afternoon session, with four foursomes (alternate shot) and four fourball (better ball) matches to start each day.
Live Streaming of the 2023 Solheim Cup
Sky Sports in the United Kingdom will broadcast the event, beginning at 6:30 a.m. local time, with coverage of the opening ceremony and continuing throughout the day. In addition, Peacock will show it live online; both US networks will air coverage simultaneously.
Times (variable) when shows will air on Sky Sports Golf (Live Broadcast timings)
- Thursday September 21 – 1700-1800 – Opening ceremony
- Friday September 22 – 0630-1830 – Day one
- Saturday September 23 – 0630-1830 – Day two
- Sunday September 24 – 0900-1800 – Day three