Lexi Thompson to hit the opening tee shot of the Solheim Cup, the place Workforce Europe chase a 3rd consecutive victory over Workforce USA; Celine Boutier companions Georgia Corridor and Leona Maguire groups up with Anna Nordqvist in Friday foursomes; Watch reside from 6.30am on Sky Sports activities Golf
By Ali Stafford at Finca Cortesin
Final Up to date: 21/09/23 5:48pm
Swedish superstars Linn Grant and Maja Stark will start Workforce Europe’s bid for a historic Solheim Cup threepeat by main out the hosts within the opening match of the Friday foursomes.
The rookie duo, who’ve been teammates at junior and newbie degree and have received a number of tournaments over the previous two seasons, will exit at 8.10am native time (7.10am BST) at Finca Cortesin as Europe start their bid for a 3rd consecutive victory.
The Swedish pair will tackle Megan Khang and Solheim Cup veteran Lexi Thompson, who will hit the opening tee shot of the competition and is the one member of the final American group to win on European soil in 2015.
Suzann Pettersen has caught with two of their profitable pairings from the unbeaten opening foursomes session in 2021, with Celine Boutier teaming up with Georgia Corridor and Charley Hull partnering Emily Kristine Pedersen.
Corridor and Boutier stay unbeaten collectively in 4 matches throughout the previous two Solheim Cups, registering three factors collectively within the 2019 victory at Gleneagles earlier than halving their match on the opening morning two years later.
The European pair tackle three-time Solheim Cup participant Danielle Kang and rookie Andrea Lee, whereas Hull and Pedersen begin towards Ally Ewing and debutant Cheyenne Knight.
Leona Maguire, who top-scored with 4.5 factors throughout an unbeaten debut in 2021, will exit alongside enjoying vice-captain Anna Nordqvist – making her eighth consecutive look for Workforce Europe.
That pairing will face former world No 1 Nelly Korda and reigning US Girls’s Open champion Allisen Corpuz, with two-time main champion Lilia Vu – the highest-ranked participant within the occasion – among the many gamers overlooked by Workforce USA captain Stacy Lewis for the opening session.
Rising star Rose Zhang, Angel Yin and Jennifer Kupcho have been the others overlooked for the foursomes line-up, whereas dwelling favorite Carlota Ciganda is likely one of the 4 sitting out for the European group.
Reside Solheim Cup Golf
September 22, 2023, 6:30am
Swedish duo Caroline Hedwall and Madelene Sagstrom additionally will not function within the opening session, with Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh additionally having to attend to make her Solheim Cup debut.
Friday foursomes line-up (all occasions BST)
0710 Maja Stark (Swe) and Linn Grant (Swe) vs Lexi Thompson and Megan Khang
0722 Celine Boutier (Fra) and Georgia Corridor (Eng) vs Danielle Kang and Andrea Lee
0734 Leona Maguire (Irl) and Anna Nordqvist (Swe) vs Nelly Korda and Allisen Corpuz
0746 Charley Hull (Eng) and Emily Pedersen (Den) vs Ally Ewing and Cheyenne Knight
Reside Solheim Cup Golf
September 22, 2023, 12:30pm
What occurs for the remainder of the occasion?
The fourballs motion is then set to start at 1.40pm (12.40pm BST) on each days, though could possibly be pushed again barely, with quarter-hour between every match and the ultimate sport starting at 2.25pm (1.25pm BST).
All 24 gamers will then be concerned within the Sunday singles, with the opening match beginning at 11.10am in Spain (10.10am BST) and the final of the 12 fixtures set to go off at 1.22pm (12.22pm BST).
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