"The decision to utilize the Rolex Rankings just makes sense, as it certainly reflects the way players have performed over a two-year period, with greater emphasis placed on the most recent results," said Rosie Jones, 2011 U.S. Solheim Cup Team Captain.
"The Rolex Rankings have become an accurate depiction of who should be on the U.S. Solheim Cup Team," said Beth Daniel, 2009 U.S. Solheim Cup Team Captain. "They are definitely something I looked at when determining my captain's picks."
The Ladies European Tour (LET) began using the Rolex Rankings as part of the European Solheim Cup Team qualification criteria at the 2007 Solheim Cup.
Qualifying points for the U.S. Team are awarded weekly to the top-20 finishers and ties at official LPGA tournaments. Points are doubled at the four major championships every year. Points during a Solheim Cup year are worth 1 ½ times what they are worth during non-Solheim Cup years.