Europe aims to create history by securing a hat-trick of Solheim Cup victories, while the USA is resolute in bouncing back and widening its lead in the clash to 11-7. So, who will be leading the teams at Finca Cortesin in Spain?
European Solheim Cup Captain – Suzann Pettersen
Suzann Pettersen, a two-time Major champion, has represented Europe nine times as a player and twice as a vice-captain. She’s been a vital part of five winning teams, including the past two victories at Gleneagles in Scotland as a player and at Inverness Club in Ohio as a vice. The unforgettable climax of her career came at Gleneagles in 2019 when she sank the winning putt, marking both the end of her career and a Solheim Cup triumph. The 14.5-13.5 victory shares the record for the narrowest winning margin in Solheim Cup history. Chosen as a surprising captain’s pick by Catriona Matthew after an 18-month maternity leave, she delivered one of the most exciting moments ever witnessed in Solheim Cup history.
European Vice Captain – Dame Laura Davies
With 87 titles under her belt, including four Major triumphs, Dame Laura Davies needs little introduction and her extensive Solheim Cup experience adds immense value to the European team. She is the event’s top points scorer with a tally of 25 and holds the record for the highest number of appearances at 12. This marks her third consecutive appearance as a vice captain, following her crucial role in Captain Catriona Matthew’s victorious teams in both 2019 and 2021.
European Vice Captain – Anna Nordqvist
Anna Nordqvist will shoulder dual responsibilities as a playing vice captain. Among the 8 players who automatically qualified, this will mark the Swede’s eighth consecutive appearance in the event. Across these appearances, she secured a total of 15.5 points, which contributed to four winning campaigns. Notably, she partnered with Captain Pettersen in the fourballs at the 2009 and 2011 Solheim Cups, emerging victorious in each of their matches.
European Vice Captain – Caroline Martens
Suzann Pettersen selected her compatriot and lifelong friend,…