The Solheim Cup is the biggest team even in women’s golf and we’ve got all you need to know about how the competition works
Gleneagles in Scotland is the host of the 2019 Solheim Cup, which sees 24 of the world’s best golfers battle it out in two teams.
Team Europe will take on team America in a bid to regain the Solheim Cup, which they have not won since 2013.
Juli Inkster will be leading the visitors for the third and final time, while Catriona Matthew will be captaining Europe.
The two teams will battle go head-to-head to win points for their respective teams, but what is the Solheim Cup format?
Contested over three days, there are 28 matchplay games all worth one point each, which are comprised of 12 singles matches, eight fourballs and eight foursomes.
- How to qualify for the Solheim Cup
- How to watch the Solheim Cup
- European Solheim Cup team
- American Solheim up team
Solheim Cup format: Friday & Saturday
On the first two days, all of the fourball and foursomes matches are played.
Each day sees four foursomes matches played in the morning and four fourball matches played in the afternoon.
The foursomes format, also known as alternate shot, involves the pairs playing the same ball and taking turns to hit shots.
Fourball means that all players will play their own ball on every hole but only the best score from each team will count.
Solheim Cup format: Sunday
Sunday is straightforward. Each player will compete in a singles match against an opponent over the standard matchplay format.
So, there will be 12 singles matches to round out the competition.