Solheim Cup 2023: Date, venue, format and schedule for Andalucia


What is the Solheim Cup format?

Over three days, 28 matches are played with those matches falling into three categories: foursomes, fourballs and singles.

There are 12 players on each team, and they compete as pairs or individuals.

Four foursomes and four fourballs matches will be played on both Friday and Saturday. Each of these matches will see one pair from Europe compete with a pair from team USA.

In a foursome match, each team will alternate between shots and will use one ball between two players. In a fourballs match, each competitor will get to use their own ball.

Points are awarded to the team that scores the lowest on each hole. The match is won when the advantage one team has is bigger than the number of holes left to play on the course. If the result is drawn by the end of the match, the match is halved.

The first of the foursome matches will begin at 8.10am local time (7.10am BST) on both Friday and Saturday. Fourballs matches will be played on Friday and Saturday afternoon, getting underway at 1.40pm local time (12.40pm BST).

On Sunday, all of the 24 competitors will get the chance to play in singles matches, with the first of these matches being played at 11.10am local time (10.10am BST).

There are 28 matches in total across the weekend, meaning 28 points are up for grabs. The team that reaches the 14-and-a-half point marker first will be victorious. Europe will retain the cup if the tournament ends in a draw.

What is the Solheim Cup schedule?

Friday, Sept 22: Four foursomes matches in morning, four fourballs matches in afternoon.

Saturday, Sept 23: Four foursomes matches in morning, four fourballs matches in afternoon.

Sunday, Sept 24: 12 singles matches before closing ceremony.

How can I buy tickets?

General admission tickets are still available for all three days of the Solheim Cup, via the official website.

Access to all three days of the tournament will cost around £210 while individual day tickets are available from £70 for the Friday, £82 for the Saturday and £103 for the Sunday.

Lexi Thompson, who is gearing up for her sixth Solheim Cup, has told the US team’s five rookies to tune out the noise from the European crowd.

“Going to another country, it’s a whole different thing,” Thompson said. “We’re going to hear their chants, not ours and hopefully not hear boos. But it’s just a matter of focusing on your game and blocking out all the noise and just focusing on what you can control because the first tee experience is like no other.

“But they have nerves of steel. They have no problem. I think [it’s just] a matter of being there as a team-mate and partner whoever I have on my side in matches. That’s all you need.”

The American Solheim Cup debutants are Allisen Corpuz, Cheyenne Knight, Andrea Lee, Lilia Vu and Rose Zhang. Corpuz and Vu combined to win three majors this season, while Zhang took the LPGA by storm by winning in her professional debut.

If the Americans are going to wrest the trophy back for the first time since 2017, and win for the first time on European turf since 2015, they will have to see off rising stars such as France’s Celine Boutier and Ireland’s Leona Maguire.

“We know that they’re gonna bring their A games and we have to bring our A-plus game,” Thompson said.

What are the best of the odds?

  • Europe: 21/20
  • USA: 11/10
  • Draw: 12/1



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