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Solheim Cup veterans on 2023 matches in Spain, favorite golf courses

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Captain Catriona Matthew of Team Europe holds the Solheim Cup after defeating Team USA at Inverness Club in 2021. (Photo: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports)

Stacy Lewis: The Solheim Cup will definitely be a challenge for us as the European team is extremely strong. They have won the last two editions. This year the Solheim Cup will be held at Finca Cortesin, which may be an advantage for Team Europe. They have the home advantage and the momentum. It will undoubtedly be a tough task but I know that every player on our team will be extremely motivated to reclaim the Solheim Cup. With this in mind, a large part of our preparation will be to ensure that we are as prepared as possible for competing overseas with the number of fans supporting Team Europe. I am extremely excited and really looking forward to attending the event. I love traveling abroad for the Solheim Cup as it is always a great bonding experience.

Suzann Pettersen: This year’s edition of the Solheim Cup will definitely be different in comparison to past ones. I believe that being a player is easier than being a captain. As a player, you show up and the main focus is to perform at your optimum, and when you step onto the tee, you have full control. As a captain, you have control of the activities that week, the planning and the progression of the week but the rest such as the team’s progress remains in the team’s hands. I am not the one hitting or putting that shot. It will be very nerve-racking sitting on the outside and just watching on. However, I am going to do everything in my power to help facilitate the team’s atmosphere and preparation. Hopefully, I will be able to guide them with my past experience and philosophy that I have created through my experience playing on the LPGA. It is important to emphasize the need to the players to have a brilliant and fun week as it remains extremely memorable. No matter the outcome, I want the players to look back with positive memories and with motivation to want to play the tournament again.

Annika Sorenstam: For the last ten years, Team Europe have been incredibly successful at the Solheim Cup and hopefully their momentum will continue. I think that they have a very strong team and certainly, a strong and experienced leader in Suzann Pettersen. Suzann has a great record at the Solheim Cup. She is extremely fiery, energetic and enthusiastic. She is surrounded by a great team and I am sure that she will put her heart and soul into her…


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