Stacy Lewis and Suzann Pettersen will look horns for the second year running after being confirmed as 2024 Solheim Cup captains.
The pair led Team Europe and Team USA into battle at Finca Cortesin in Spain in the 2023 Solheim Cup, which ended in a 14-14 draw and Europe retaining the cup.
The pair will remain as the 2024 Solheim Cup captains when the event reverts back to its traditional position in even numbers years having switched due to Covid-19 as the 2020 Solheim Cup was pushed back 12 months.
The 2024 Solheim Cup will take place at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia, from September 13-15.
Team USA 2024 Solheim Cup Captain (Stacy Lewis)
Two-time Solheim Cup winner Stacy Lewis captained Team USA in the 2023 event in Spain and will stay on for another year after being announced for 2024.
“This is such an amazing honor, to be asked to again captain the U.S. Solheim Cup Team,” Lewis said.
“Receiving the first call was one of the highest points of my career, and I am truly grateful to add this second opportunity.
“I’ve said it many times – representing the United States and wearing our colors are experiences that stand out in any player’s career.
“To have the chance to lead our country’s best players twice, and especially in 2024 outside our nation’s capital, is a true privilege.”
Lewis has played in the American team on four occasions at the Solheim Cup in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017.
After suffering an injury, the two-time major winner joined the assistant captains in 2019 and also performed the same role in 2021.
Team Europe 2024 Solheim Cup Captain (Suzann Pettersen)
Suzann Pettersen has also been confirmed at staying in her position for another year for 2024, even before she was successful as captain of Team Europe at the 2023 Solheim Cup.
“I love the Solheim Cup and it’s such a unique honour to be asked to captain Team Europe again in 2024,” Pettersen said.
“Being offered the role for a second time before the 2023 matches have even been played is a little different to usual, as we usually play the competition every two years and announce the next captain after the competition.
“But because of the changes to the schedule and having back-to-back Solheim Cups in consecutive years, it makes perfect sense.
“So far, my 2023 captaincy has been a pure joy so to be able to lead the team in Europe this year and then again next year in the U.S., near the nation’s capital, will be a great honour.
“This will allow us to build a strategy and a philosophy for the team that we can keep which will offer more consistency for the players and enable them to focus on their performance.
“My focus is on getting the team around the players and the atmosphere right and then taking that up to the next level.”
Norwegian Pettersen was a stalwart of the European team as a player and replaces Catriona Matthew, who led the team to back-to-back victories over the United States.
Pettersen sunk the winning putt in the first of those at Gleneagles in the 2019 and she was one of Matthew’s assistants as Europe successfully defending the Solheim Cup with victory at the Inverness Club.
Pettersen played in nine Solheim Cups and was part of the winning side on five occasions.
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