Solheim Cup moving to even years from 2024 to avoid Ryder Cup clash

The Solheim Cup is to move to being staged in even years in 2024 as a consequence of this year's Ryder Cup being cancelled due to COVID-19.

European captain Catriona Matthew celebrates leading her side to a Solheim Cup win at Gleneagles in 2019. Picture: Tristan Jones
European captain Catriona Matthew celebrates leading her side to a Solheim Cup win at Gleneagles in 2019. Picture: Tristan Jones

As had previously been announced, the Solheim Cup will be staged in Ohio in 2021 then Spain in 2023.

But back-to-back playings in 2023 and 2024 will then see it being held in different years thereafter to the Ryder Cup.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

“With the world sporting schedule changing so much due to current difficulties, we felt it was in the best interest of the Solheim Cup to return to an off-year rotation with the Ryder Cup,” said Dennis Baggett, executive director of the Solheim Cup.

“When the competition returns to the US in 2024, I have no doubt fans will have an incredible opportunity to celebrate the best women golfers from the US and Europe as they represent their home countries.”

The 2021 Ryder Cup is at Whistling Straits before the event is held in Italy in 2023.

A message from the Editor:Thank you for reading this article. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

If you haven't already, please consider supporting our trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription.

 0 comments

Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.