The best female golfers from the United States and Europe will face off in Toledo at the Inverness Club over Labor Day weekend.
TOLEDO, Ohio – The top female golfers in the United States and Europe are set to renew their rivalry in the Solheim Cup, which kicks off on September 4 at the Inverness Club in Toledo.
The three-day competition takes place in odd-numbered years, alternating between locations in the United States and Europe. Here’s everything you need to know to prepare for the competition and the week’s events around Glass City.
Daily passes for practice rounds cost $ 45 and $ 75 for competition rounds. A weekly ticket to the fields costs $ 175 and gives access to all rounds of training and competition.
The Meijer Pavilion will offer fans a 300 degree view with the option to see the green at holes 4, 11 and 14; the tee at 15; and all holes 5 and 12. A weekly pass costs $ 385.
The lodge has outdoor seating, adjustable air conditioning, premium food and drink, and live music Tuesday through Friday. Tickets also include access to the courts.
Juniors (17 and under) can receive a free ticket for a practice round when accompanied by an adult. Junior competition tickets cost $ 20 for a daily ticket and $ 50 for a weekly pass.
Tickets for the Junior Meijer Pavilion cost $ 100.
Click here to purchase tickets.
The Stranahan Theater in southern Toledo will serve as the general parking lot for the tournament. Shuttles will transport fans to and from Inverness each day.
Weekly passes are $ 50 and a daily pass is $ 10. Day passes will not be sold online and must be paid for in cash on site.
Weekly passes can be purchased here.
Buses will run all day starting Tuesday with the first day of practice rounds. The Stranahan Theater is located at 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd.
ProMedica presents the Opening Ceremonies Fan Fest on September 3-4 with a list of one-day events in downtown Toledo. Musical acts will be on stage at the Parc Promenade.
2:00 p.m .: Doors open with local groups and activities in general admission stadiums
5 p.m .: The opening ceremonies will begin on the main stage and will be broadcast live throughout the event
6 p.m .: More local groups and activities in the general admission stages
8:30 p.m .: Main stage, Gwen Stefani performs and the show will be broadcast live throughout the event footprint
10 p.m .: Fireworks
5:00 p.m .: Enjoy Toledo’s favorite food trucks and specialty bars, exclusive to the Solheim Fan Fest experience
6:15 p.m .: Promenade Park stage, singer-songwriter Eric Sowers
8:30 p.m .: Promenade Park stage, Chris Young performs
To purchase tickets and find more information about the concerts, click here.
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
Each team is made up of 12 players, nine of whom automatically qualify in one of the following two ways:
- The top seven players on the Solheim Cup points list at the end of the qualifying period, based on points accumulated from all ranking events during the period.
- The top two players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings at the end of the qualifying period who have not already qualified according to the above criteria.
The captain of each team will select three players to complete their roster. This year’s captains are Pat Hurst (USA) and Catriona Matthew (Europe).
The AIG Women’s Open, August 19-22, is the final tournament of this year’s qualifying period, and the automatic qualifiers will be known at the end. The current point ranking is available below:
The tournament will be played from September 4 to 6 in the form of match play. There are 28 points total on the line and the team with the most points wins.
In the event of a tie, the defending champion – in this case Europe – wins the Cup.
The first two days will feature eight teams of two golfers competing against each other. Each match is worth one point. If a match is tied after 18 holes, each team receives half a point.
All players will be placed in a head-to-head match on the third and final day, with each match still worth one point and ties resulting in half points.
Day 1 – four matches in foursome, four matches in fourball
Day 2 – four four-ball games, four four-ball games
Day 3 – 12 singles matches
In four-man matches, also known as alternate shots, teams use one ball per hole with teammates alternating shots until the hole is completed.
In fourball, also known as the best ball, all golfers play their own ball and the highest score between them is used for that hole.
The United States leads the all-time series 10-6. Europe won in 2019 with a score of 14 1/2 to 13 1/2.