TEAM USA: 2019 U.S. Solheim Cup Team Qualification and Selection
The Solheim Cup will be held on September 13-15, 2019 at Gleneagles, Scotland.
The 2019 U.S. Solheim Cup Team will be comprised of twelve (12) American players from the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) who are selected in the following order:
1) The top eight (8) players on the U.S. Solheim Cup points list at the end of the Qualifying Period, based on 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 Golf Rankings at the end of the Qualifying Period will be selected;
2) The top two (2) players on the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings at the end of the Qualifying Period who are not already qualified under (1) above. In the event of a tie (equal points), the player with the higher ranking on the U.S. Solheim Cup points list at the end of the Qualifying Period will be selected;
3) Two (2) players as selected by the U.S. Solheim Cup Team Captain.
Note: To be eligible for the U.S. Solheim Cup Team, players must be both U.S. Citizens and members of the LPGA Tour.
Qualifying Period: The Qualifying Period for the 2019 U.S. Solheim Cup Team shall begin on the date of the first Ranking Event after the 2017 Solheim Cup team was announced (CP Women’s Open, August 24-27, 2017) and shall end after the CP Women’s Open (August 22-25, 2019).
Ranking Events: Ranking Events are those tournaments which take place during the Qualifying Period and are designated as such by the LPGA.
U.S. Solheim Cup Points: Points shall be awarded to the top twenty (20) participants at each Ranking Event. Points are doubled at the five (5) major championships (ANA Inspiration, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, U.S. Women’s Open, AIG Women’s British Open, and The Evian Championship).
*U.S. Solheim Cup points can only be earned by a player from the date on which she becomes eligible based on the above criteria and in accordance with the IGF Nationality Policy.
*If any player indicates that she is unavailable to play for the 2019 USA Solheim Cup Team before the end of the Qualifying Period, she will be replaced by the next available player from the U.S. Solheim Cup points list or Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings as applicable.
*If any player sustains an injury, becomes ill, or is otherwise unavailable to play for the 2019 U.S. Solheim Cup Team after the end of the Qualifying Period, (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.
|Non-Solheim Cup Year||Solheim Cup Year|
|(Beginning at 2017 CP Women’s Open through 2019 season)||(2019 LPGA Tour season)|