Following a recent vote by the Solheim Cup Committee, the 2021 selection criteria for Team USA has been adjusted to the following:
- The top seven players on the LPGA Solheim Cup points list
- The next two highest-ranked eligible players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings
- Three captain’s picks
The previous criteria included eight players on the LPGA Solheim Cup points list and two captain’s picks.
“The Solheim Cup Committee felt that providing the USA captain with an additional pick was appropriate given the change in playing opportunities in 2020 and 2021,” said Heather Daly-Donofrio, the LPGA’s Chief Tour Operations Officer. “The Committee continually monitors all points standings and rankings to ensure the fairest possible method of selecting Team USA.”
The team will be finalized following the AIG Women’s Open (Aug. 19-22, 2021).