Stacy Lewis named 2023 Solheim Cup captain

Stacy Lewis will create history at USA's youngest ever captain

Stacy Lewis Solheim Cup

Stacy Lewis has been named as Team United States’ 2023 Solheim Cup captain and will lead the USA at Finca Cortesin in Spain.

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Lewis has played in the American team on four occasions at the Solheim Cup in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.

After suffering an injury, she joined the assistant captains in 2019 and also performed the same role in 2021.

Lewis will become the youngest ever United States captain when she leads her team into battle at Finca Cortesin in Andalucia, Spain, from September 22-24, 2023.

What Stacy Lewis, Solheim Cup captain, said:

“To be named captain for the USA Solheim Cup Team is an incredible honor and I’m beyond grateful to the Committee for choosing me.

“I have so many amazing memories from my years on the team and the two opportunities I’ve had to work alongside the team.

“I absolutely love the Solheim Cup and I want 2023 to be as great an experience for my team as my years wearing Red, White and Blue have been for me.

“I have learned so much from the past captains on the Solheim Cup Committee, and the fact that they chose me to lead this team is one of the proudest moments of my career.

“Juli (Inkster) gave me my first taste of captaincy when she asked me to help her with the singles lineup in Germany in 2015. Being an assistant captain for Pat (Hurst) was honestly the most fun week I’ve had at a Solheim Cup. I’m more than ready to step into this role.”

Four-Time Solheim Cup Player

Lewis won 13 LPGA titles during her playing career on tour as well as two majors at the 2011 Chevron Championship and the 2013 AIG Women’s Open.

Lewis also won on two of her four Solheim Cup appearances.

She tasted defeat at Killeen Castle Golf Resort in 2011 and at Colorado Golf Club in 2013, but helped the United States to victory at Golf Club St Leon-Rot in 2015 and again at Des Moines Golf & Country Club in 2017.

Lewis will go head to head with Suzann Pettersen, who was named European team captain for the 2023 Solheim Cup.

Image credit: Team USA, Solheim Cup via Getty