The Solheim Cup – Football & Racing News – Star Sports

It’s officially time for team golf! First up is the Solheim Cup, the biennial event where the top women from the USA and Europe square off against each other over the course of three days. LARA KUIPERS previews the action with some recommended bets on starsports.bet.

After defeating the US in Ohio two years ago, the European Team is back on home soil this year as they take on their rivals at Finca Cortesin in Andalusia, Spain.

At No. 2 in the world, American Lilia Vu is the top-ranked player from either team playing this week, with teammate Nelly Korda close behind at No. 3.

Vu, 25, may be making her Solheim Cup debut this week, but the American has proven she has what it takes to deliver under immense pressure, winning two of the five majors this season.

Korda, also 25, hasn’t had her best year in part due to a nagging back injury that kept her out for a few weeks earlier in the summer. However, if the American brings her A game, she’ll certainly be tough to beat.

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On the other side, Europe’s top-ranked player is France’s Celine Boutier at No. 5. Boutier has three wins already this season on the LPGA Tour and will be making her third Solheim Cup appearance.

She went undefeated with a 4-0-0 record in 2019, but couldn’t find the same success in 2021, finishing with a 1-1-1 record.

England’s Charley Hull is next at No. 8, and though she’s yet to produce a win this year, she’s certainly come close. The 27-year-old has notched four runner-up finishes – two of which were at majors – which could make her hungrier than anyone this week in Spain.

With stars on both teams, depth, in terms of rankings, is what could separate the US from Europe.

The home team has two players that are currently ranked outside the world’s top 100 with Caroline Hedwall at No. 121 and Emily Kristine Pederson at No. 122. In comparison, the USA’s entire team is ranked inside the top 50.

Though No. 121, Hedwall did win in Andalucia just under a year ago on the Ladies European Tour, while Pederson was one of the top points-scorers for the Europeans at the last Solheim Cup.

Though not experienced at the Solheim Cup, another player to watch out for this week is the young Rose Zhang on Team USA. The 20-year-old may be making her debut, but she’s no stranger to team golf.

In the Curtis Cup – a similar event for amateur golfers – Zhang has excelled. In 2022 she had a 2-1-1 record, and the year prior she finished with a 4-0-1 record.

Ultimately, the USA appear to have more individual talent this year, but you can never quite count out the benefit of the home advantage, especially for Europe.

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🇪🇺 Leading European Points Scorer:

⛳ Charley Hull ⭐


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Hull is one of the most experienced players on Team Europe after making her debut a decade ago. That experience paired with how she’s been playing as of late could make her a key scorer this year.

⛳ Celine Boutier (⭐


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Rankings wise, Boutier (pictured below) is the best current player on Team Europe, and has proven she can be dominate on the Solheim stage. If she’s paired with the right person, she could be unstoppable.

🇺🇸 Leading USA Points Scorer:

⛳ Rose Zhang ⭐


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Zhang’s youth will either work for or against her this week, but the 20-year-old phenom has proven time and time again that when the pressure’s on, she rises to the occasion. Don’t be surprised if that’s exactly what happens this week, as long as she gets played a bit more than the average rookie does.

⛳ Nelly Korda ⭐


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Korda may not have the same success she’s had in previous seasons on the LPGA Tour, but she appears to be back to full health and has a solid Solheim Cup record (5-2-1) from 2019 and 2021, especially considering the USA lost on both occasions.

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Author: Eugene Morris