Thursday, September 6

Solheim Cup Preview

The Solheim Cup, the Ryder Cup type competition for women professionals, will be played next week in Halmstad, Sweden.

Early next week I will publish a Q&A with Paula Creamer, the top points earner on the U.S. team. Following are some particulars.

U.S. Solheim Cup Team:
Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Morgan Pressel, Juli Inkster, Stacy Prammanasudh, Pat Hurst, Natalie Gulbis, Brittany Lincicome, Angela Stanford,Sherri Steinhauer, Nicole Castrale and Laura Diaz. (Coach: Betsy King)

European Solheim Cup Team:
Gwladys Nocera, Trish Johnson, Bettina Hauert, Laura Davies, Becky Brewerton, Annika Sorenstam, Suzann Pettersen, Catriona Matthew, Sophie Gustafson, Maria Hjorth, Iben Tinning and Linda Wessberg. (Coach: Helen Alfredsson)

Course:
Halmstad Country Club
Par: 36-36, 72
Yardage: 6,615

Format:
Three-day competition – Friday and Saturday, four foursomes matches and four four-ball matches each day; Sunday, 12 singles matches

Defending champion: United States Team

Victory margin: Defeated the European Team 15 ½ to 12 ½

TV Times:
Golf Channel
Sept. 13 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (Opening ceremonies)
Sept. 14-15 2 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sept. 16 4-10 a.m.
(All times Eastern)

The Armchair Golfer

3 comments :

Patricia said...

should be fun to watch...look forward to the Paula piece.

lancer said...

I love watching the gals play (I learn much more from their game than from their male counterparts), but I don't really care to watch the game as played during the first couple of days of either the Solheim Cup, the Ryder Cup or the President's Cup. I do enjoy the singles portion and wish they could come up with some way of playing singles the entire time.

The seasonal Golfer said...

I am looking forward to watching it this weekend.