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)
Halmstad Country Club
Par: 36-36, 72
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
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