2023 SOLHEIM CUP
List of Solheim Cup captains for Team USA and Europe: past and present
Since its beginning, the Solheim Cup has become a prestigious golf event, with the captains playing a crucial role in guiding their teams to victory.
The Solheim Cup is a biennial women’s golf tournament first played in 1990 to provide the finest female golfers in the world with a competition modeled after the Ryder Cup. This tournament features teams representing Europe and the United States.
The Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour are responsible for selecting the captains for Team Europe and Team USA, respectively. The team captains have a range of duties, including setting players for their teams, known as “captains’ picks,” and choosing their assistants. Additionally, they must decide how to pair off their players for the doubles formats, such as foursomes and fourballs, and determine their players’ play order.
Since its inception, the Solheim Cup has become a prestigious event, with the captains playing a crucial role in guiding their teams to victory. Overall, this tournament has become a highlight of the golfing calendar, allowing fans to witness some of the world’s best golfers competing in a thrilling and exciting event.
List of Solheim Cup captains
|2023||Suzann Pettersen||Stacy Lewis|
|2021||Catriona Matthew||Pat Hurst|
|2019||Catriona Matthew||Juli Inkster|
|2017||Annika Sorenstam||Juli Inkster|
|2015||Carin Koch||Juli Inkster|
|2013||Liselotte Neumann||Meg Mallon|
|2011||Alison Nicholas||Rosie Jones|
|2009||Alison Nicholas||Beth Daniel|
|2007||Helen Alfredsson||Betsy King|
|2005||Catrin Nilsmark||Nancy Lopez|
|2003||Catrin Nilsmark||Patty Sheehan|
|2002||Dale Reid||Patty Sheehan|
|2000||Dale Reid||Pat Bradley|
|1998||Pia Nilsson||Judy Rankin|
|1996||Mickey Walker||Judy Rankin|
|1994||Mickey Walker||JoAnne Carner|
|1992||Mickey Walker||Kathy Whitworth|
|1990||Mickey Walker||Kathy Whitworth|
At the Solheim Cup, the captains’ assistants are Assistant Captains in Team USA and Vice Captains in Team Europe. The number of assistants is not limited, and each captain is responsible for selecting their team. While there are no formal roles for others, captains may invite them to serve in informal roles during the competition. Only those officially listed as assistants are considered part of the team.