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SOLHEIM CUP TEAM MATCHES:  TEAM USA vs TEAM EUROPE 

Gleneagles, Scotland -- September 9-15 -- PGA Centenary Course - Gleneagles Hotel

HOW 2019 TEAMS ARE SELECTED:  [Note:  The 2019 Team Selections are slightly different from 2017.. especially when the team rankings end and those qualified make the Teams.]


STAKES ARE GETTING HIGHER -- SCORES MATTER MORE FOR SOLHEIM CUP.

Team USA and Team Europe -- each have 12 players and compete over  four days of "match" play formats  will compete in Scotland September 9-15. This is the women's version of the men's Ryder Cup to be played in 2020

TEAM USA:   8 of the golfers will earn automatic selection via the LPGA Tour's Solheim Cup points list based on tournament performance (as of August 25) (see www.lpga.com website.  Two more (not otherwise qualified) will earn selection based on Rolex Rankings and the final two will be Captain's Picks. 
http://www.lpga.com/statistics/points/solheim-cup

Team USA players must be both citizens of the USA and members of the LPGA Tour. Note: The world Rolex Rankings are not used in determining Team USA.

Juli Inkster has started to bring players together to see how they "fit" as a team.

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Team Europe:

Four are selected based on the Ladies European Tour's points list as of August 11. For the current standing see  https://www.solheimcup2019.com/let-solheim-cup-points   and 


Four through the [Rolex] world rankings as of August 11th. See 
https://www.rolexrankings.com/rankings [search by country)


Four more will be named to the team by the Europe captain, Catriona Matthew.

Eligibility for Team Europe is a little more complicated because many countries participate in the Ladies European Tour.  To be eligible for Team Europe, players must have played in a minimum of 8 LET events and in addition must be nationals For complete elibility criteria see 

https://www.solheimcup2019.com/sites/g/files/awvsbl306/files/2019-04/The%202019%20Solheim%20Cup%20European%20Team%20Qualification%20-%20V2.pdf