European captain Suzann Pettersen has named Dame Laura Davies, Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Martens as her three vice-captains for the 2023 Solheim Cup against the United States, which will be played at Finca Cortesin in Andalucia, Spain next September
Last Updated: 16/08/22 9:34am
Dame Laura Davies has been named as part of the Team Europe backroom staff for the 2023 Solheim Cup along with Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Martens.
Captain Suzann Pettersen brings in Davies as one of her three vice-captains for the prestigious tournament to be played at Finca Cortesin, Andalucia next September.
“Laura is a global golfing legend. Her passion and knowledge for women’s golf and particularly the Solheim Cup is something we share. I loved working her last year in Toledo and I’m happy to have her in the team room once again”
Captain Suzann Pettersen on Laura Davies
Davies has made 12 appearances in the competition, as well as being a vice captain at the 2019 and 2021 editions alongside Catriona Matthew.
The legend of the game has achieved golfing accolades all over the globe with 87 tournament wins including 45 Ladies European Tour titles and 20 LPGA Tour titles, as well as winning a record seven LET Order of Merit titles.
Pettersen said: “Laura is a global golfing legend. Her passion and knowledge for women’s golf and particularly the Solheim Cup is something we share. I loved working with her last year in Toledo and I’m happy to have her in the team room once again.”
Three-time major champion Nordqvist is no stranger to the Solheim Cup having played in the last seven editions of the tournament from 2009 to 2021, being on the winning side four times and clinching 15.5 points for Team Europe during that time.
Nordqvist, who recently won the 2022 Big Green Egg Open on the LET, shared the fairways with captain Pettersen many times and they teamed up in the fourballs at the 2009 and 2011 Solheim Cups with the duo winning each of their contests.
“I’m excited for what Caroline, Anna and Laura can bring to Team Europe as we look to defend the Cup on Spanish soil in the Costa del Sol. With all three of them by my side, I couldn’t ask for anything better and I’m certain that they will be great for our team,” said Pettersen.
“The Solheim Cup holds some of my best golfing memories and to be able to share that with my lifelong friend Caroline will be something very special. She goes the extra mile for her friends and family, and I cannot wait to have her alongside me and my other vice captains.”
She added: “I have been fortunate to share many fairways and memories alongside Anna throughout my career. Having represented Team Europe on seven occasions, Anna is someone who knows the hard work that goes into the Solheim Cup, and I can’t wait for her to be with me.”
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