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21.02 Solheim Cup:
Suzann Pettersen ble kaptein også i 2024
Solheim Cup spilles i Spania i september med Suzann Pettersen som kaptein.
Nå er hun også valgt til å være kaptein i 2024 også. Denne turneringen spilles i
Dette skriver LET om saken:
Suzann Pettersen Named Captain for 2024 European Solheim Cup Team
Pettersen, who will also serve as captain in 2023, is a two-time major winner
and a nine-time player for Team Europe
Suzann Pettersen has been named captain of the 2024 European Solheim Cup Team
for next year’s competition at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va.,
on Sept. 10-15, 2024.
The two-time Major winner, who is already preparing to lead the top 12 European
female golfers at the 2023 Solheim Cup, to be played at Finca Cortesín, in the
heart of Spain’s Costa del Sol, Andalucía, on Sept. 22-24, will continue in the
role for a second term.
“I love the Solheim Cup and it’s such a unique honour to be asked to captain
Team Europe again in 2024,” said Pettersen.
“Being offered the role for a second time before the 2023 matches have even been
played is a little different to usual, as we usually play the competition every
two years and announce the next captain after the competition, but because of
the changes to the schedule and having back-to-back Solheim Cups in consecutive
years, it makes perfect sense. So far, my 2023 captaincy has been a pure joy so
to be able to lead the team in Europe this year and then again next year in the
U.S., near the nation’s capital, will be a great honour. This will allow us to
build a strategy and a philosophy for the team that we can keep which will offer
more consistency for the players and enable them to focus on their performance.
My focus is on getting the team around the players and the atmosphere right and
then taking that up to the next level.”
LET CEO Alexandra Armas commented: “Suzann was a natural choice to lead
the 2024 European Solheim Cup Team. She is doing a superb job in her
preparations for the 2023 Solheim Cup in Spain and her experience, passion and
pride will make her a great leader in 2024. The players know and respect Suzann
and this continuity in leadership will ensure that they have the best
preparation as we drive towards another incredibly successful event in 2024.”
Pettersen is a 21-time tournament winner, earning Major titles at the 2007
McDonald’s LPGA Championship and the 2013 Evian Championship.
During her career she earned 23 top-10 finishes in Major championships and was
ranked as high as No.2 on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. In 2016,
Pettersen represented Norway in the Olympic Games in Brazil, finishing 10th
Pettersen represented Europe on nine Solheim Cup teams, in 2002, 2003, 2005,
2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2019, when she famously holed the winning putt
at Gleneagles in Scotland. She made a dramatic comeback as a captain’s pick
after her maternity leave and she then retired from competitive play immediately
after the match.
As a player, she owns a 18-12-6 win-loss-tie record and has earned 21 points for
the European team from 36 matches. In 2017, she served as an assistant captain
to Annika Sorenstam after withdrawing from the competition due to injury and she
also worked in that role under Catriona Matthew during Europe’s second away
victory at Inverness Club, Ohio, in 2021.
Stacy Lewis, the 2023 U.S. Solheim Cup Team captain, will also continue in her
role and serve as the U.S. Team captain in 2024, at Robert Trent Jones Golf
Club, located just outside Washington D.C. The 2024 Solheim Cup host venue was
founded and designed by famed golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr., who
considered the layout to be one of his finest designs. The course and its
designer have long worked to join the game of golf with the American
presidential lineage, with Jones first installing a putting green at the White
House in 1954 for President Dwight Eisenhower. The club was the host venue for
the 1994, 1996, 2000 and 2005 Presidents Cups, with four presidents serving as
honorary chairmen, as well as the PGA Tour’s 2015 Quicken Loans National.
Information on tickets and sales packages for the 2024 Solheim Cup is available
The 2023 Solheim Cup will be held at Finca Cortesin in Spain on Sept. 22-24.
Information on ticket options and prices is available at solheimcup2023.eu.