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TEAM USA

The Solheim Cup will take place August 14-20, 2017.

The 2017 USA Solheim Cup Team will be composed of 12 American players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) that are selected from the following three groups:

1) The top eight (8) players on the LPGA Solheim Cup points ranking at the end of the qualifying period, based on Solheim Cup points accumulated from all ranking events during the qualifying period. In the event of a tie (equal points), the player with the higher ranking on the Rolex Women’s World Rankings at the end of the qualifying period will be selected; 

2) The top two (2) players appearing on the Rolex Women’s World Rankings at the end of the qualifying period who are not already qualified under the criteria above. In the event of a tie (equal points), the player with the higher ranking on the LPGA Solheim Cup points ranking at the end of the qualifying period will be selected; 

3)Two (2) players will be selected by the USA Solheim Cup Team Captain.

Note: 
All players must be US Citizens and members of the LPGA Tour.

Qualifying Period: The qualifying period shall begin on the date of the first ranking event after the 2015 Solheim Cup team was announced (Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, August 27-30, 2015) and shall end after the RICOH Women's British Open (August 4-6, 2017).

Ranking Events: Ranking events are those tournaments which take place during the qualifying period and are designated as such by the Ladies Professional Golf Association on the date of publication of the official LPGA tournament schedule for each year in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

LPGA Solheim Cup Points: Points shall be awarded to the top 20 participants at each ranking event.  Points are doubled at the (5) five LPGA major championships (ANA Inspiration, KPMG Women’s PGA   Championship, U.S. Women’s Open, RICOH Women’s British Open, and The Evian Championship).

Notes:
*LPGA Solheim Cup points can only be earned by a player from the date on which she becomes eligible based on the criteria above.

*In the event that any player sustains an injury, becomes ill, or is otherwise unavailable to play for the 2017 USA Solheim Cup Team, (which shall be determined by LPGA in its absolute discretion) the player will be replaced by a player who fulfills the criteria set out above and who shall be selected by the USA Solheim Cup Team Captain.

2017 USA Solheim Cup Team Points Distribution

Non-Solheim Cup Year Solheim Cup Year 
(Beginning at 2015 CN Canadian Women’s Open through 2016 season) (2017 LPGA Tour season)
1st 40 1st 60
2nd 20 2nd 30
3rd 19 3rd 28.5
4th 18 4th 27
5th 17 5th 25.5
6th 16 6th 24
7th 15 7th 22.5
8th 14 8th 21
9th 13 9th 19.5
10th 12 10th 18
11th 11 11th 16.5
12th 10 12th 15
13th 9 13th 13.5
14th 8 14th 12
15th 7 15th 10.5
16th 6 16th 9
17th 5 17th 7.5
18th 4 18th 6
19th 3 19th 4.5
20th 2 20th 3


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