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Which team has won the most Solheim Cups? List of winners year by year

The Solheim Cup is a biennial women’s golf competition between team rosters representing Europe and the United States, similar to the men’s Ryder Cup.

Annika Sorenstam and the Solheim Cup in 2017

The Solheim Cup is a prestigious women’s golf competition often described as the female equivalent of the Ryder Cup, a well-known men’s golf event. The Solheim Cup is named after its founder, Karsten Solheim, who founded the PING golf equipment company. It brings together top women golfers from the United States and Europe to compete in a team format.

History of the Solheim Cup

The Solheim Cup is an international women’s golf event that Karsten Solheim and his family conceived in the late 1980s. Inspired by the excitement and competitiveness of the Ryder Cup, they set out to create a tournament that could match its level of intensity. The first Solheim Cup was held in 1990 and has become one of women’s golf’s most significant events.

The format of the Solheim Cup is a team competition, with 12 players representing the United States and Europe on each side. These players are selected based on their performance in various golf tournaments leading up to the event. The competition features match and stroke play formats, adding to its intensity and unpredictability.

The Solheim Cup includes a variety of matches, such as foursomes, four-ball, and singles. Foursomes involve teams of two players taking alternate shots, while four-ball features two players, each playing their ball, with the better score counting for the team. The competition is alternatively in the United States and Europe, with the host country determined by a bid process.

The alternating format adds an international flavor to the competition, with each country bringing its unique style and approach to the event. The Solheim Cup provides a platform for showcasing the talent and skills of top female golfers from both sides of the Atlantic, drawing large crowds and considerable media attention.

The rivalry and all-time winner’s list

The Solheim Cup has also fostered a spirited rivalry between Team USA and Team Europe, with both sides competing passionately for the prestigious trophy. The competition has produced memorable moments and iconic performances over the years, solidifying its place as a women’s golf calendar highlight.

The United States team has won the most Solheim Cups and still leads on the all-time list by 10-7.

Here’s a list of the Solheim Cup winners year by year up to this point:

  • 1990 - United States
  • 1992 - Europe
  • 1994 - United States
  • 1996 - United States
  • 1998 - United States
  • 2000 - Europe
  • 2002 - Europe
  • 2003 - Europe
  • 2005 - United States
  • 2007 - United States
  • 2009 - United States
  • 2011 - Europe
  • 2013 - Europe
  • 2015 - United States
  • 2017 - United States
  • 2019 - Europe
  • 2021 - Europe