The Solheim Cup is a biennial golf tournament for professional women golfers contested by teams representing Europe and the United States. It is named after the Norwegian-American golf club manufacturer Karsten Solheim, who was a driving force behind its creation.

The inaugural Cup was held in 1990, and the event was staged in even numbered years until 2002, alternating years with the Ryder Cup (the equivalent men’s event). As part of the general reshuffling of team golf events after the one-year postponement of the 2001 Ryder Cup following the September 11 attacks, the Solheim Cup switched to odd numbered years beginning in 2003. Another reshuffle of team golf events took place in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Solheim Cup will return to even numbered years from 2024.

There are 12 players in each team.
The Solheim Cup is played over three days with 28 points/ matches:
Day 1: 4 Foursomes in the morning; 4 Four-balls in the afternoon.
Day 2: 4 Foursomes in the morning; 4 Four-balls in the afternoon.
Day 3: 12 singles.

PREVIOUS RESULTS

year

Location

winner

Runner Up

2019

Gleneagles Hotel

Scotland

Europe

Europe - 141/2

USA - 131/2

2017

Des Moines Golf & Country Club

Iowa, USA

USA - 161/2

Europe

Europe - 111/2

2015

Golf Club St. Leon Rot

Germany

USA - 141/2

Europe

Europe - 131/2

2013

Colorado Golf Club

Colorado, USA

Europe

Europe - 18

USA - 10

2011

Killeen Castle Golf Resort

Meath, Ireland

Europe

Europe - 15

USA - 13

2009

Rich Harvest Farms

Illinois, USA

USA - 16

Europe

Europe - 12

2007

Halmstad GK

Sweden

USA - 16

Europe

Europe - 12

2005

Crooked Stick Golf Club

Indiana, USA

USA - 151/2

Europe

Europe - 121/2

2003

Barsebäck Golf & Country Club

Sweden

Europe

Europe - 171/2

USA - 101/2

2002

Interlachen Country Club

Minnesota, USA

USA - 151/2

Europe

Europe - 121/2

2000

Loch Lomond Golf Club

Scotland

Europe

Europe - 141/2

USA - 111/2

1998

Muirfield Village

Ohio, USA

USA - 16

Europe

Europe - 12

1996

St Pierre Golf & Country Club

Wales

USA - 17

Europe

Europe - 11

1994

The Greenbrier

West Virginia, USA

USA - 13

Europe

Europe - 7

1992

Dalmahoy Country Club

Scotland

Europe

Europe - 111/2

USA - 61/2

1990

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

Florida, USA

USA - 111/2

Europe

Europe - 41/2