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Solheim Cup returns to even-numbered years in 2024

The women’s biennial match-play event will maintain its spot in years when the Ryder Cup is not played, the LPGA and LET announce

Announced: By the LPGA and the Ladies European Tour, that the Solheim Cup will move to even-numbered years beginning in 2024. The change will keep the biennial match-play event that pits the top American female professionals against their counterparts from Europe on a schedule opposite the men’s Ryder Cup biennial matches. The Ryder Cup was not played this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and was moved to 2021, prompting the PGA Tour to shift its biennial Presidents Cup matches to even-numbered years. The Solheim Cup will play its 2021 and 2023 events as scheduled, at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, and Finca Cortesin in Casares, Spain, respectively. With the change to even-numbered years, the Solheim Cup will be played in consecutive years, in 2023 and 2024. The Solheim Cup debuted in even-numbered years, in 1990, and was played in years when the Ryder Cup was not held. That changed when the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks altered the golf schedule on the major pro tours. The Solheim Cup shifted to odd-numbered years in 2003. The U.S. leads the series, 10-6.

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