The women’s tournament between Europe and the United States will be held at Finca Cortesín, in Malaga

The Malaga field of Finca Cortesín will host the 2023 edition of the Solheim Cup a biennial tournament between teams from Europe and the United States that has been played since 1990 and that Spain will host for the first time in three years

Until now the Solheim Cup when it has been played on European soil has been hosted by Scotland 1992 2000 and 2019 Wales 1996 Sweden 2003 and 2007 Ireland 2011 and Germany 2015

In 2023 Spain will host for the first time in history Before in 2021 the tournament will be played at the Inverness club in Toledo Ohio United States where Europe will defend the title obtained in 2019 at the Scottish field of Gleneagles

The Solheim Cup is named after its main promoter the NorwegianAmerican golf club manufacturer Karsten Solheim who founded the PING company

The first edition was held in 1990 at Lake Nona Golf Country Club in Florida USA with an American victory by 115 points to 45

The tournament was played in evennumbered years until 2002 and alternated with the Ryder Cup its male equivalent

After the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 and the postponement of the Ryder that year the Solheim Cup has been played in oddnumbered years since 2003 The United States team has achieved ten wins four more than the European

The English Laura Davies with twelve appearances with Europe is the player who has participated in the tournament the most times She is also the player with the most points added 25

Like the Ryder Cup Solheim is played over three days The first two are reserved for four foursomes matches alternate strokes and another four fourball matches best ball each and the last one for the two individual matches

There are 28 points at stake since 2002 Since she did so in 2000 Raquel Carriedo from Zaragoza who also played in 2002 was the first Spaniard to intervene at Solheim

Then it was the turn of Paula Martí 2002 from Barcelona Ana Belén Sánchez from Malaga 2003 Tania Elósegui from San Sebastian 2009 Azahara Muñoz from Malaga 2011 2013 2015 and 2019 and Carlota Ciganda from Pamplona 2013 2015 2017 and 2019 and Beatriz Recari 2013

By Wi Zi

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