As the highly anticipated Solheim Cup kicks off at Finca Cortesin, a renowned golfing haven on the Costa del Sol, it's a showcase of golfing excellence between Europe and the USA.
The Solheim Cup is a biennial three-day women’s tournament, which began in 1990. It consists of two teams, representing Europe and the United States. This year the tournament will begin on Friday, September 22 to September 24 in Finca Cortesín, Andalucía, Spain.
— The Solheim Cup (@TheSolheimCup) September 18, 2023
Since the last Solheim Cup in 2021, many of the participants have made their mark on the LPGA Tour. Out of the 24 competitors this year, 16 have claimed victories on the LPGA Tour, and nine of them have secured 13 LPGA Tour wins this season. Among these accomplished golfers are major champions such as Lilia Vu (Chevron and AIG Women’s Open), Celine Boutier (Amundi Evian), and Allisen Corpuz (U.S. Women’s Open).
Leona Maguire will go into the tournament as one of the highly-ranked competitors. In her first Solheim Cup, the 28-year-old almost singlehandedly powered Europe’s second-ever Solheim Cup win in 2021. Maguire has also been having an impressive season, with her best round this season closing a bogey-free eight-under-par 64 to win this year's Meijer LPGA Classic in June.
— Ladies European Tour (@LETgolf) August 22, 2023
Expecting over 85,000 spectators, The Solheim Cup promises an electric atmosphere with grandstands and viewing areas thoughtfully arranged throughout the venue. This event reinforces Andalucia’s reputation as a premier golf destination and is poised to provide long-term economic benefits to the region, with an estimated 500 million euros in revenue expected.
Vicente Rubio, Managing Director of Finca Cortesin, expressed excitement about hosting this prestigious event, stating, "We eagerly anticipate welcoming the world's top golfers and spectators to our remarkable venue, confident that this event will leave a lasting legacy in the region and throughout Spain, inspiring a new generation of women and girls to take up the sport."