Solheim Cup headed to Spain in 2023 but then? The biennial match will be played on even years starting in 2024.

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The Solheim Cup is moving back to even years starting in 2024 to avoid a clash with the Ryder Cup. With the Ryder Cup moving to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers had previously announced that the men’s match-play event would permanently remain on odd years going forward.

“With the world sporting schedule changing so much due to current difficulties, we felt it was in the best interest of the Solheim Cup to return to an off-year rotation with the Ryder Cup,” Dennis Baggett, Executive Director of the Solheim Cup, said in November of 2020. “When the competition returns to the United States in 2024, I have no doubt fans will have an incredible opportunity to celebrate the best women golfers from the United States and Europe as they represent their home countries.”

The Solheim was first played in 1990 and remained on an even-year rotation until 2003. That move came about because the Ryder Cup switched to even years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks postponed the 2001 competition to 2002.

While future dates will be spread apart, the next staging of the biennial competition offers an opportunity much like in 2021 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. In 2023, the Solheim Cup heads to Spain for the first time from Sept. 22-24, one week ahead of the Ryder Cup’s debut in Rome.

The dates and venue for the 2024 Solheim Cup will be announced at a later date.

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