Although the Solheim Cup overall record might seem to favour the US, in the recent history of this biennial competition Team Europe have become the team to beat.

After winning three of the last five Solheim Cups, including an unforgettable and thrilling contest at Gleneagles in 2019, led by an LET legend, Team Europe always has an impressive proven combination of youth and experience.

Past captains include Mickey Walker, Pia Nilsson, Dale Reid, Catrin Nilsmark, Helen Alfredsson, Alison Nicholas, Lotta Neumann, Carin Koch, Annika Sorenstam and Catriona Matthew.

As an added satisfaction, the weight of the Spanish players in Team Europe must be highlighted. Carlota Ciganda, Azahara Muñoz and Beatriz Recari left their quality mark many times and, along with the new generation of Spanish golfers, they promise to bring a lot of joy to the European fans in the near future.

2021 Solheim Cup Team Europe Points Standings

Inverness Club | Toledo, Ohio | Sept. 4-6, 2021

Team Europe Points Standings as of JUL. 19, 2021

Captain: Catriona Matthew; Vice Captains: Laura Davies, Kathryn Imrie and Suzann Pettersen

Rank

Name

Points

1
Emily Kristine Pedersen
LET Points/ 118.88
2
Sanna Nuutinen
LET Points/ 81.75
3
Sophia Popov
Rolex World Rankings/ 3.47
4
Carlota Ciganda
Rolex World Rankings/ 2.89
5
Charley Hull
Rolex World Rankings/ 2.67
6
Mel Reid
Rolex World Rankings/ 2.63
7
TBC
Captain´s Pick
8
TBC
Captain´s Pick
9
TBC
Captain´s Pick
10
TBC
Captain´s Pick
Team Europe will comprise the top two players in the Europe Solheim Cup standings, the top four players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings not already eligible, and six captain’s picks. The team will be finalized following the AIG Women’s Open (Aug. 19-22, 2021).

With legends such as Kathy Withworth, JoAnne Carner, Judy Ranking, Patty Sheehan, Nancy López, Betsy King, Beth Daniel or Juli Inkster at the helm, Team USA used to dominate the biggest event for professional women golfers.

In the sixteen Solheim Cups played to date, Team USA won ten times and only lost once at home, turning their courses into veritable strongholds.

With Lexi Thompson, the Korda sisters, Danielle Kang or Marina Alex as stars, the renewed Team USA has a rock-solid foundation and will be a formidable opponent for future Solheim Cups.

2021 Solheim Cup Team USA Points Standings

Inverness Club | Toledo, Ohio | Sept. 4-6, 2021

Team USA Points Standings as of Jul. 19, 2021

Captain: Pat Hurst; Assistant Captains: Angela Stanford and Michelle Wie West

Rank

Name

Points

1
Nelly Korda
570.50
2
Danielle Kang
495.50
3
Ally Ewing
290.00
4
Austin Ernst
263.50
5
Lexi Thompson
260.50
6
Jessica Korda
256.50
7
Megan Khang
238.50
8
Brittany Altomare
184.00
9
Angela Stanford
179.50
10
Stacy Lewis
173.00
Team USA will comprise the top eight players in the USA Solheim Cup standings, the top two players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings not already eligible, and two captain’s picks. The team will be finalized following the AIG Women’s Open (Aug. 19-22, 2021).