The LPGA made it official Wednesday, formally announcing that Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, will host the 2021 Solheim Cup.
Inverness has hosted four U.S. Opens, two PGA Championships, two U.S. Senior Opens and one U.S. Amateur.
“We’re thrilled to have Inverness host the 2021 Solheim Cup,” LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said in a news conference at Inverness. “Inverness is one of the premier venues in golf and will serve as a great test for a match-play competition. Additionally, Toledo has been part of the LPGA family for over 30 years and we can’t wait to see the excitement, enthusiasm and hospitality that this great community will undoubtedly bring for the Solheim Cup.”
The biennial international team event between the United States and Europe will be played at Des Moines (Iowa) Country Club in 2017 and at Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, in 2019.
American Stacy Lewis was at Wednesday’s news conference.
“I think Inverness is going to be an unbelievable venue for us with all of the history with the guys playing there and just the history of the golf course itself,” Lewis said of the Donald Ross design. “It’s such a cool course to play with a bunch of holes really close, and I think it’s going to help make for a very loud Solheim Cup.”
Ted Ray won the first U.S. Open played at Inverness in 1920. Billy Burke (1931), Dick Mayer (1957) and Hale Irwin (1979) also won U.S. Opens there.
Bob Tway (1986) and Paul Azinger (1993) won PGA Championships there.