The 2021 Solheim Cup is kicking off this week, and as an official sponsor, we wanted to share the history of the Solheim Cup as well as highlight some of what you can expect from this years U.S. held event.
What is the Solheim Cup?
Every two years this event brings the twelve best players from the LPGA together to compete against the twelve best players from the LET (Ladies European Tour) in a Team USA vs Team Europe team match-play competition. The coveted Waterford Crystal trophy is considered one of the most highly regarded trophies in women’s profession golf. Heading into the 2021 event, Team USA holds a 10-6 lead of wins over Team Europe.
When and where will the Solheim Cup be held?
The 2021 event is being hosted at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, August 31 through September 6, 2021. The next Solheim cup will be held in 2023 in Spain.
How did the event get started?
The first Solheim Cup was held in 1990 at Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando, Florida. The Team USA walked away with the win.
Where does the Solheim Cup name come from?
The Solheim cup is named in honor of famed golf club manufacturer Karsten Solheim and his wife Louise. They are founders of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, which makes PING golf equipment.
How Can I Attend?
Anyone that purchases or receives a complimentary ticket can attend the Solheim Cup. Check out our post on Special Events and Ticket Information to learn about ticket options and new special upgrades and events at this years Solheim Cup and how to score free tickets if you are a member of the military, a healthcare worker, or a minor.
Record of Past Events and Winners:
|Europe, Wales, UK
|USA, West Virginia