Solheim Cup 2019: classification and schedule Europe v United States

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Europe captain Catriona Matthew was born in Edinburgh and says that guiding the team to victory in Gleneagles in her home country would be better than her 2009 Women & # 39; s British Open win2019 Solheim Cup: Europe v United States Location: Gleneagles, Scotland Dates: 13-15 September Start: 8:10 BSTCoverage: Full live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app followed by an hour-long highlight program on BBC TV, BBC iPlayer and online.

The Solheim Cup starts in Gleneagles on Friday and Europe offers to win back the trophy from the United States.

The 16th staging of the competition consists of 24 of the world's leading players competing against each other in match play format.

The tournament follows the same structure as the Ryder Cup with 28 games played over three days.

There are four quarters and four quarters from 8:10 BST and 12:40 BST on both Friday and Saturday.

And the tournament includes 12 singles games of 11:40 BST on Sunday

USA has won the last two and has an overall record of 10 wins for the five of Europe.

Europe last won in Colorado in 2013, but a good sign is that Scotland has organized the Solheim Cup twice – and Europe has both won them.

How does the Solheim Cup work?

Europe has twice organized the Solheim Cup in Scotland

A total of 28 games, each with a value of one point, take place during three days, and the first team to reach 14½ points wins the trophy. If the matches end in a tie, each team scores half a point.

Should the league end 14-14, the US will retain the trophy after winning at home in 2017.

In four-ball games, teams of two play each other and the player with the lowest score on every hole, it wins for their team – if the scores are the same, the hole is halved.

Four matches also concern two-man teams. However, there is only one ball per team in the game where players make alternative shots. Again, the lowest score wins the hole.

The 12 singles games on Sunday also follow the match play format.

Teams

* indicates the captain's wildcard choice

Europe

Players: Carlota Ciganda (Spain), Anne Van Dam (Netherlands), Caroline Hedwall (Sweden), Charley Hull (England) , Georgia Hall (England), Azahara Munoz (Spain), Caroline Masson (Germany), Anna Nordqvist (Sweden), Celine Boutier (France) *, Jodi Ewart Shadoff (England) *, Bronte Law (England) *, Suzann Pettersen ( Norway) *

Captain: Catriona Matthew

United States

Players: Lexi Thompson, Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang, Lizette Salas, Jessica Korda, Megan Khang, Marina Alex, Brittany Altomare, Angel Yin, Annie Park, Ally McDonald *, Morgan Pressel *

Captain: July Inkster

The Solheim Cup is part of the Change The Game campaign of BBC Sport. #ChangeTheGame from BBC Sport celebrates a summer full of live sporting women's action and additional programming on TV, radio and online.

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