Solheim Cup rescheduled to even years to avoid Ryder Cup mix-up

The Solheim Cup will move to an even year schedule from 2024 to prevent a clash with the men’s Ryder Cup competition.

The female golf contest between Europe and the USA is a biennial event. The 2021 and 2023 tournaments will go ahead as planned, hosted by Ohio and Spain respectively, and the 2024 match will take place in the USA.

Dennis Baggett, Executive Director of the Solheim Cup, said: “With the world sporting schedule changing so much due to current difficulties, we felt it was in the best interest of the Solheim Cup to return to an off-year rotation with the Ryder Cup.

“When the competition returns to the United States in 2024, I have no doubt fans will have an incredible opportunity to celebrate the best women golfers from the United States and Europe as they represent their home countries.”

The 2020 edition of the Ryder Cup was cancelled due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus, switching to odd years.

A week separates the 2023 Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup competitions, with the former to take place between 22 to 24 September at Finca Cortesin, before the men’s contest is held in Italy.