10 Countries Express Interest in Hosting 2019 Solheim Cup
Story published at 12:59, Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Page last updated at 5:04 pm, Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
The Ladies European Tour has received record interest in hosting The 2019 Solheim Cup in Europe.
Ten countries have submitted expressions of interest for the biennial transatlantic matches. They are Denmark, England, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Wales.
A Bidding Seminar will take place on Wednesday, March 4, at the Ladies European Tour’s headquarters at Buckinghamshire Golf Club in London and it is intended that the 2019 Host will be announced towards the end of 2015 and following the playing of the 14th edition of the matches in Germany.
Mark Casey, the Ladies European Tour’s European Solheim Cup Director said “We are delighted with the response from the interested nations all across Europe which shows the tremendous appetite for watching Europe take on the USA at golf. We look forward to working closely with all interested parties over the coming months to provide each country with the opportunity to present their strongest possible bid.
Ivan Khodabakhsh, the Ladies European Tour’s Chief Executive added “With the European team’s victory at the past two editions of The Solheim Cup in Ireland and Colorado and the growth in women’s golf across the world, The Solheim Cup is developing into a unique women’s sport brand globally. We are therefore very confident of a strong host for The 2019 Solheim Cup.”
The 2019 Solheim Cup will be the 16th edition of the biennial encounter – first played in 1990 – between Europe and the United States. The 2015 Solheim Cup will be played at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany on September 18-20 this year, preceded by the PING Junior Solheim Cup matches on September 14-15. The 2017 Solheim Cup will be played at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa, USA.
In addition to founding sponsor PING, Global Partners of The Solheim Cup include Rolex, SAP and Allianz. For more information about The Solheim Cup and updated standings for each team, log on to www.solheimcup.com, www.lpga.com and www.solheimcupeurope.com