Solheim Cup

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The Solheim Cup logo flies from a flagstick during the 2002 matches
The Solheim Cup logo flies from a flagstick during the 2002 matches. Scott Halleran/Getty Images

The Solheim Cup is played every two years, and pits teams of professionals representing the United States and Europe, respectively (Americans members of the LPGA; Europeans members of the LET). The competition is contested at match play, ala the Ryder Cup.

2017 Solheim Cup

  • When: Aug. 18-20
  • Site: Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Captains: USA - Juli Inkster; Europe - Annika Sorenstam

Past Results at the Solheim Cup

2015 Solheim Cup

  • Final Score: USA 14.5, Europe 13.5
  • When: Sept. 18-20, 2015
  • Where: St. Leon-Rot Golf Club in Germany
  • Captains: USA - Juli Inkster; Europe - Carin Koch

Final Scores of All Solheim Cups

  • 2015: USA 14.5, Europe 13.5
  • 2013: Europe 18, USA 10
  • 2011: Europe 15, USA 13
  • 2009: USA 16, Europe 12
  • 2007: USA 16, Europe 12
  • 2005: USA 15.5, Europe 12.5
  • 2003: Europe 17.5, USA 10.5
  • 2002: USA 15.5, Europe 12.5
  • 2000: Europe 14.5, USA 11.5
  • 1998: USA 16, Europe 12
  • 1996: USA 17, Europe 11
  • 1994: USA 13, Europe 7
  • 1992: Europe 11.5, U.S. 6.5
  • 1990: USA 11.5, Europe 4.5

Official Website

What Is the Solheim Cup Format?

The Solheim Cup format is identical to that of the Ryder Cup: There are three days of play and 28 points at stake. Here is the daily breakdown:

  • Day 1: Four foursomes matches and four fourball matches (four players per side sit out each session)
  • Day 2: Four foursomes matches and four fourball matches (four players per side sit out each session)
  • Day 3: 12 singles matches (all team members play)

Solheim Cup History, Facts & Figures

Top 10 Golfers Ever at the Solheim Cup
Who are the all-time best golfers in Solheim Cup matches? We rank them from No. 1 to No. 10.

Solheim Cup Captain's Picks and How They've Fared
Here is the list of every golfer who has ever been a captain's pick in the Solheim Cup, the captain's picks' records at each Cup, plus the overall bests and worsts among them.

Results of Every Solheim Cup Match
Need to know the score from a past Solheim Cup competition? You can find all the scores, plus match-by-match results, on our Solheim Cup Results page.

Solheim Cup Tournament Records
Which players have won the most Solheim Cup matches - and lost the most? Who has the best winning percentage - and the worst? Find these and many more tournament records.

Solheim Cup FAQ
Read about the match formats, team selections, the competition's namesake and trophy, plus player bests and worsts.

Future Sites

  • 2017: Des Moines Golf and Country Club, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • 2019: Gleneagles Golf Club, Perthshire, Scotland
  • 2021: Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio

Match Play Primer
The Solheim Cup employs foursomes, fourball and singles match play. Our Match Play Primer is an introduction to this type of play, and includes how to keep score, info on the most common formats, strategies and rules differences.

Match Play Terms to Know
All Square
Conceded Putt

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