Crooked Stick to Host 2005 Solheim Cup


Carmel, IN -- Crooked Stick Golf Club will host the 2005 Solheim Cup, LPGA Commissioner Ty M. Votaw has announced.
'The Crooked Stick Golf Course carries with it a prestige and cache that is recognized and respected throughout the golfing community,' Votaw said. 'It is worthy of the world class competition this tournament will bring.'
The course, just outside Indianapolis, hosted the 1991 PGA Championship and the 1993 U.S. Women's Open.
The Solheim Cup, a match play tournament played biennially, features the top American players from the LPGA and the Ladies European Tour.
This year's tournament will be played Sept. 20-22 at the Interlachen County Club in Minneapolis. The Americans lead the series, 4-2.
The 2004 Solheim Cup was moved up a year to avoid several conflicts, most notably going against the Ryder Cup. The 2003 tournament will be held at the Barseback Golf and Country Club, close to Malmo, Sweden.