The 18th Solheim Cup is set to kick off from 22nd to 24th September 2023 at Finca Cortesin, marking the event’s inaugural venture into Spain. Under the astute guidance of USA captain, Stacey Lewis, a talented contingent of 12 players has been assembled, aiming to secure their first overseas Solheim Cup victory since 2015.
Here’s a comprehensive rundown of the champions representing Team USA:
Allisen Corpuz – A 25-year-old Hawaiian sensation and Solheim Cup rookie. Her credentials include a World Ranking of 8 and a significant victory at the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open. Her earnings for the year stand close to $3 million.
Ally Ewing – With a world ranking of 34 and three professional wins under her belt, Ewing is one of the captain’s picks. Her past Solheim experience spans 2019 and 2021, securing two wins from eight matches.
Danielle Kang – An established figure in the golfing realm, Kang, at 30, boasts a world ranking of 30, six professional wins, and a notable victory at the 2017 Women’s PGA Championship. She had a spectacular debut at Solheim and has played three times for the team.
Megan Khang – Aged 25, Khang secured her first victory at the 2023 CPKC Women’s Open. She’s participated in two previous Solheim Cups and holds the 27th spot in the world rankings.
Nelly Korda – At just 25, she’s a significant face of Team USA. Korda ranks 2nd globally, with eight professional victories, including the 2021 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.
Cheyenne Knight – The 26-year-old Texan and Solheim debutant ranks 44th globally. This season saw her breaking her winless spell with a victory at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational.
Jennifer Kupcho – With a world ranking of 28, Kupcho, 26, celebrated a breakthrough after the 2021 Solheim Cup. Her accolades include a major win at the 2022 Chevron Championship.
Andrea Lee – The Californian talent, aged 25, is set to play her inaugural Solheim Cup. Her current world ranking is 43.
Lexi Thompson – A seasoned Solheim player, the 28-year-old boasts a world ranking of 21, eleven professional wins, and has participated in five Solheim Cups.
Lilia Vu – The world’s top-ranked player at 25, Vu has clinched two major titles this year and stands as one of the brightest prospects in the tournament.
Angel Yin – Yin, 24, has played in two Solheim Cups and ranks 32nd worldwide. The Californian power-hitter, still in pursuit of her maiden individual win, has had a notable comeback this year.
Rose Zhang – At just 20, Zhang, ranking 31st globally, has made waves, encapsulated by her LPGA win at Mizuho Americas Open and her impressive performances at major championships.
Each of these talented players will be the pride of Team USA as they vie for supremacy under the Spanish sun against a formidable European team. The stage is set for an enthralling contest. Best of luck to Team USA!