Solheim Cup to switch to even years to avoid Ryder Cup clash

Ryder Cup moved to odd years after 2020 tournament was postponed due to coronavirus; 2021 and 2023 Solheim Cups will be held as scheduled

Last Updated: 16/11/20 3:48pm

Catriona Matthew with the Solheim Cup following Europe's victory in 2019
Catriona Matthew with the Solheim Cup following Europe’s victory in 2019

The Solheim Cup will move to even years from 2024 to avoid being held in the same year as the Ryder Cup.

The 2021 and 2023 competitions will be held in their previously announced dates and locations in Ohio and Spain respectively, with a venue in the United States for the 2024 contest to be announced at a later date.

The Ryder Cup has moved to an odd-year schedule after the 2020 contest was postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“With the world sporting schedule changing so much due to current difficulties, we felt it was in the best interest of the Solheim Cup to return to an off-year rotation with the Ryder Cup,” Dennis Baggett, executive director of the Solheim Cup said.

“When the competition returns to the United States in 2024, I have no doubt fans will have an incredible opportunity to celebrate the best women golfers from the United States and Europe as they represent their home countries.”

The United States will look to regain the Solheim Cup at Inverness Club in Toledo from September 4-6 next year following Europe’s victory at Gleneagles in 2019.

The 2023 contest will be held from September 22-24 at Finca Cortesin in Spain, a week before the Ryder Cup takes place in Italy.

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Source : Sky Sports