Georgia Corridor, Charley Hull and Mel Reid are all in Europe’s staff for his or her defence of the Solheim Cup in opposition to the US in September.
Corridor and Hull certified mechanically, whereas Reid is certainly one of six captain’s picks made by Catriona Matthew.
Reid missed out on a decide final outing at Gleneagles and took on vice-captain duties throughout Europe’s victory. The 2020 ShopRite LPGA Traditional winner is raring to go and excited to return to the Solheim Cup stage. “I’m not shy after I discuss how a lot the Solheim Cup means to me, so to be again on that staff once more means the world. I believe the staff is trying sturdy and I’m already excited to see everybody in simply over every week,” Reid stated.
Eire’s Leona Maguire, Madelene Sagstrom, Matilda Castren, Nanna Koerstz Madsen and Celine Boutier are Matthew’s different captain’s picks. The remaining 4 gamers that certified mechanically are Ladies’s Open champion Anna Nordqvist, Germany’s Sophia Popov, Denmark’s Emily Kristine Pedersen and Spain’s Carlota Ciganda.
Maguire turns into the primary Irish participant to symbolize Europe on the Solheim Cup. The 26-year-old, who completed T6 at The Amundi Evian Championship, placed on a superb efficiency at Carnoustie to finish the match T13. She stated: “I’m actually excited. I performed within the PING Junior Solheim Cup in 2009 and 2011, and it was an unimaginable factor to be a part of the junior facet, so to be on the ‘huge’ staff is one thing actually particular, particularly as no Irish particular person has ever performed it earlier than. I believe it’s going to be nice for Irish golf and to point out the younger women arising that it’s potential to do issues in the event you set your thoughts to it.”
Whereas Koerstz Madsen simply missed out on computerized qualification by means of the LET factors, her constant performances and T5 end at Carnoustie secured her decide. Sweden’s Madelene Sagstrom, who performed within the 2017 matches, additionally returns to the facet after placing on a present at Carnoustie this week. The 28-year-old completed in a tie for second place and may’t wait to be again with the European staff on the Solheim Cup. She stated: “I really feel tremendous excited to symbolize Europe on the Solheim Cup, yet one more time. 2017 was my first time and it’s what everybody desires about doing. The environment is phenomenal and it’s taking part in on the world’s largest stage. It’s an honour to be there.”
Talking in regards to the stability of her staff, captain Catriona Matthew stated: “I’m actually pleased with my staff proper now. Congratulations to Anna [Nordqvist] on her AIG Ladies’s Open win and securing a qualifying spot within the staff. There’s loads of expertise there and it’s nice to have Sophia [Popov] representing Europe for the primary time. Over the previous few months, so many European gamers have been taking part in effectively and throwing their identify within the hat. Selecting picks is all the time the hardest half, however I consider we’ll have an amazing staff.”
World primary Nelly Korda leads the US problem within the biennial occasion which can be held at Inverness Membership in Ohio from September 4-6. The 23-year-old is the rising star of the ladies’s sport after successful her first main on the Ladies’s PGA in June and backing that up with gold on the Tokyo Olympic Video games. She can be joined by her sister Jessica, Danielle Kang, Ally Ewing, Austin Ernst, Lexi Thompson, Megan Khang, Lizette Salas and Jennifer Kupcho. US captain Pat Hurst will identify her three picks later in the present day.
Europe’s 2021 Solheim Cup staff
Computerized Qualifiers: Georgia Corridor, Charley Hull, Anna Nordqvist, Sophia Popov, Emily Kristine Pedersen, Carlota Ciganda.
Captain’s Picks: Mel Reid, Leona Maguire, Madelene Sagstrom, Matilda Castren, Nanna Koerstz Madsen, Celine Boutier.