Inside the Ropes Solheim Cup

By Erin FitzsimmonsSeptember 7, 2005, 4:00 pm
In the sporting world, the Solheim Cup is known as the biggest womens sporting event. Created in 1990 by Karsten and Louise Solheim, makers of PING golf equipment, this biennial match has created an international competition featuring the top European-born players from the Robe Di Kappa Ladies European Tour (LET) and the top U.S.-born players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). The format of play will follow that of the Ryder Cup where players will have three days of matchplay competition based on a points systems with 28 total points available. The first day of competition showcases eight foursome matches, with eight four-ball matches the following day, and 12 single matches played on the final day.
 
The tournament will begin on September 9 and conclude on the 11th in Carmel, Indiana at the Crooked Stick Golf Course. Each team consists of 12 players. The U.S. has 10 players that qualified for the team by earning points for wins and top-20 finishes over a two-year period and two players selected by the captain. The European Team has seven players from the LET points standings and five players selected by the captain.
 
Nancy Lopez is captaining the U.S. Team that includes Cristie Kerr, Meg Mallon, Juli Inkster, Rosie Jones, Pat Hurst, Natalie Gulbis, Christina Kim, Paula Creamer, Michele Redman, Laura Diaz, Wendy Ward, and Beth Daniel. The European Team is captained by Catrin Nilsmark and includes Annika Sorenstam, Laura Davies, Ludivine Kreutz, Maria Hjorth, Iben Tinning, Trish Johnson, Gwladys Nocera, Carin Koch, Catriona Matthew, Suzann Petterson, Sophie Gustafson, and Karen Stupples.
 
The U.S. Team is looking to reclaim the Solheim Cup after losing to the Europeans in 2003 at Barseback Golf & Country Club in Malmo Sweden. Europe took 17 points to the U.S. 10 points in the competition.
 
Join The Golf Channel on September 9th through 11th as we broadcast from the tournament and bring you in-depth news and analysis on the most prestigious event in womens professional golf.
 
Airtimes are as follows on The Golf Channel:
 
Friday 9/99:00AM-5:00PM ET
Saturday 9/109:00AM-5:00PM ET
Sunday 9/119:00AM-4:00PM ET
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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.