U.S. Captain Beth Daniel and European Captain Alison Nicholas will switch up the format when the matches are played Aug. 21-23 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. Instead of the traditional foursomes (alternate-shot) matches leading off morning play the first two days, the captains have agreed to start with fourball (best-ball).
“I always felt as a player that we would see better golf if you played your own ball in the morning and then played alternate shot in the afternoon,” Daniel said. “As a captain, you see more golf out of your players in the morning to help you make your picks in the afternoon. Another positive is that fans on the first tee in the morning see four players tee off in a group instead of just two.”