Former globeNo 1 Stacy Lewis has actually been called united state captain for the 2024 Solheim Cup in Gainesville, Virginia, the LPGA revealed Monday.
Lewis is currently on the right track to captain the 2023 united state team that will certainly encounter Europe at theSept 22-24 Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin in Andalucia, Spain.
“This is such an amazing honor, to be asked to again captain the U.S. Solheim Cup Team,” Lewis stated. “Receiving the first call was one of the highest points of my career, and I am truly grateful to add this second opportunity.”
A 13-time victor on the LPGA Tour, Lewis is familiar with the match-play competitors versus Europe, having actually logged 4 successive looks as a gamer, starting in 2011, as well as functioning as aide captain under Pat Hurst in 2021.
Lewis has an underwhelming 5-10-1 Solheim Cup document as a gamer, yet became part of winning groups in 2015 in Germany as well as 2017 inIowa She was a captain’s choice in 2019 yet took out with injury as well as acted as an informal aide captain.
Lewis will certainly be 38 when this year’s competitors starts, making her the youngest American captain in Solheim Cup background. Patty Sheehan was 45 when she acted as united state captain in 2002.
“She has embraced the role in every way and has implemented several innovative ways to help her team reach peak performance, including the use of advanced data and analytics,” LPGA commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan stated.
“Her Solheim Cup experience, proven leadership and passion coupled with the many benefits of consistency in 2023 and 2024 led the selection committee to enthusiastically invite Stacy to captain the team in 2024.”
Europe will certainly go into as protecting champs, after bordering the united state 15-13 at Inverness Club in Ohio in 2021, maintaining theSolheim Cup The Americans lead the general collection 10-7.
The Solheim Cup board formerly accepted relocating the occasion to also years beginning in 2024 after the news that the Ryder Cup would certainly transfer to an odd-year timetable after the 2020 competitors was held off as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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