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Solheim Cup Goes Back to 28-point format

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The Solheim Cup Executive Committee announced on Thursday that the 2002 Solheim Cup, and all future stagings of the event, will return to the 28-point format that was used in the 1996 and 1998 events.
 
This format features four foursomes matches and four fourball matches in each of the first two days and 12 singles matches on Sunday.
 
'This format was used both at Wales in 1996 and Muirfield Village in 1998,' said Ty Votaw, commissioner of the LPGA. 'The format was very successful both times, and we will work to ensure that future sites will be able to support this format. However, scheduling issues because of the 2000 Olympic Games and the available daylight in October forced us to change the format slightly for the event in Loch Lomond.'
 
The 2002 Solheim Cup is set for September 20-22 at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota. LPGA Hall of Famer Patty Sheehan will captain the American squad while Scotland's Dale Reid will be back at the helm for the Europeans, as they look to win back-to-back Cups for the first time in the 11-year history of the biennial, trans-Atlantic competition.
 
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