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Next site of Solheim Cup in United States is chosen

September 23, 2013|By Diane Pucin
  • Stacey Lewis says playing in the Solheim Cup is an incredible honor.
Stacey Lewis says playing in the Solheim Cup is an incredible honor. (David Cannon / Getty Images )

When the Solheim Cup, a team competition that pits women golfers from the United States against Europe, returns to the United States in 2017, it will be at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club, which hosted the 1999 U.S. Senior Open Championship.

The U.S. lost the Cup to Europe last month in Colorado.

The top-ranked U.S. golfer, Stacy Lewis, said, "Playing in the Solheim Cup is one of the greatest experiences that you can have as a golfer. The atmosphere and excitement that’s created by the fans is unlike any other event in golf and I can’t wait to see the amazing display put on by the great fans in Des Moines.”

The 2015 Solheim Cup will take place at Golf Course St. Leon-Rot in Germany. The European Team enters the competition holding the Cup and will need 14 points to retain it, with the U.S. Team needing 14½ points to regain the coveted Waterford Crystal prize. The U.S. squad holds an 8-5 lead in the series, which began in 1990.

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