Ladies European Tour

LET Golf: Annika Sörenstam named as 2017 Solheim Cup Captain

by | Mar 31, 2016

Annika Sörenstam, one of the most successful golfers in history, has been announced as the European captain for The 2017 Solheim Cup which will be played at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa next August.

Sörenstam, who has played in eight Solhein Cup tournaments and has served as a vice captain in the last three contests, was voted unanimously by a selection panel of nine.

The 10-time major champion holds several Solheim Cup records for Europe, including the joint most matches won on 22 with Dame Laura Davies and most points scored in foursomes competition with 11 ½.

The Ladies European Tour, supported by Sotic, streamed the press conference to announce Sörenstam’s captaincy live on their website yesterday evening. You can watch the coverage here.