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;
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).
*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.
|Non-Solheim Cup Year||Solheim Cup Year|
|(Beginning at 2015 CN Canadian Women’s Open through 2016 season)||(2017 LPGA Tour season)|