“Iben Tinning is another strong player with plenty of experience and some solid recent form. We’ve been impressed by Iben’s short game in recent events and her ability to make important putts. We also really like her attitude and her mental strength.
“Linda has played really well over the past few weeks in the big tournaments and particularly on the longer courses. We’ve been impressed by her game and again, her mental strength, and are really excited to have her as one of the three rookies in the team.”
Hjorth recently finished in tie for second at the Ricoh Women’s British Open and was joint fourth in the Scandinavian TPC Hosted by Annika. In addition, she was also fourth in the HSBC Women’s World Matchplay Championship.
The 12 European team members are as follows:
1. Gwladys Nocera (France)
2. Trish Johnson (England)
3. Bettina Hauert (Germany)
4. Laura Davies (England)
5. Becky Brewerton (Wales)
6. Annika Sorenstam (Sweden)
7. Suzann Pettersen (Norway)
8. Catriona Matthew (Scotland)
9. Sophie Gustafson (Sweden)
10. Maria Hjorth (Sweden)
11. Iben Tinning (Denmark)
12. Linda Wessberg (Sweden)
The United States team will be finalised at the conclusion of the Safeway Classic presented by Pepsi in Portland, Oregan, USA, on Sunday 26th August.
Solheim Cup Tickets:
The organisers are encouraging the public to ensure they purchase tickets well in advance to support Helen Alfredsson and her team. To book tickets on-line go to www.solheimcup.se or call +46 (0) 771 4444 10.
About The Solheim Cup:
Sponsored by PING golf equipment, The Solheim Cup is named in honour of the company’s founder, Karsten Solheim, and his family. The Solheim Cup is the most prestigious team event in women’s professional golf. It is a biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition featuring 12 of the top European born players from the Ladies European Tour (LET) and 12 of the top American born players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). Players on both sides of the Atlantic compete for points in their respective tour events to earn a coveted place on the team.
Played over three days, The Solheim Cup consists of 28 matches – eight foursome matches, eight four-ball matches and 12 singles played on the final day.