The Ladies European Tour has received record interest in hosting The 2019 Solheim Cup in Europe.
Ten countries have submitted expressions of interest for the biennial tournament. They are Denmark, England, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Wales.
It is intended that the 2019 Host will be announced towards the end of 2015 and following the playing of the 14th edition of the matches in Germany.
Mark Casey, the Ladies European Tour’s European Solheim Cup Director said “We are delighted with the response from the interested nations all across Europe which shows the tremendous appetite for watching Europe take on the USA at golf. We look forward to working closely with all interested parties over the coming months to provide each country with the opportunity to present their strongest possible bid.
Ivan Khodabakhsh, the Ladies European Tour’s Chief Executive added “With the European team’s victory at the past two editions of The Solheim Cup in Ireland and Colorado and the growth in women’s golf across the world, The Solheim Cup is developing into a unique women’s sport brand globally. We are therefore very confident of a strong host for The 2019 Solheim Cup.”
The 2015 Solheim Cup will take place at Golf Course St. Leon-Rot in Germany on September 18-20 this year. The European Team enters the competition holding the Cup and will need 14 points to retain it, with the U.S. Team needing 14½ points to regain the coveted Waterford Crystal prize. The U.S. squad holds an 8-5 lead in the series, which began in 1990.
The 2017 Solheim Cup will be played at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa, USA.