Solheim Cup players: Meet the U.S. and European rosters

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The 2023 Solheim Cup begins Sept. 22 at Finca Cortesin Golf Club.

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Solheim Cup week is officially here.

Two years after the Europeans took the cup on American soil, the Yankees will look to return the favor as they head across the pond for revenge. Finca Cortesin Golf Club in Málaga, Spain will play host as Team Europe looks for its third consecutive Solheim Cup victory.

Suzann Pettersen, hero of the 2019 Solheim Cup, captains the European squad while former world No. 1 Stacy Lewis leads Team USA. And with 12 of the best golfers in the world on each of their respective teams, the biennial team competition should come right down to the wire.

Check out below for a rundown of each team’s roster.

Team USA

Lilia Vu

Age: 25
World ranking: 2
Solheim Cup record: N/A (rookie)

Vu had a banner year in 2023, winning two major championships (Chevron and Women’s British Open) and tacking on a third LPGA victory in Thailand. Despite some injury troubles during the summer, Vu heads to Spain in solid form with three straight top 25s and no missed cuts since early July.

Nelly Korda

Age: 25
World ranking: 3
Solheim Cup record: 5-2-1

Even without a win on her resume in 2023, Korda’s season has still been a solid one. With seven top 10s in 14 starts, she’s been one of the most consistent players among those headed to Spain this week.

Allisen Corpuz

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Allisen Corpuz won the U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach earlier this summer. Getty Images

Age: 25
World ranking: 10
Solheim Cup record: N/A (rookie)

Although she’s a Solheim Cup rookie, Corpuz will be a key piece for the Americans this week. After her U.S. Women’s Open victory at Pebble Beach, the 25-year-old has shown she can come up clutch on the biggest stage.

Megan Khang

Age: 25
World ranking: 14
Solheim Cup record: 1-3-2

Khang earned her first LPGA victory earlier this summer in Canada, and now she’ll look to be a part of her first victorious Solheim Cup team.

Jennifer Kupcho

Age: 26
World ranking: 28
Solheim Cup record: 2-1-1

The 2022 Chevron Championship winner won three times last season, but she’s yet to nab a title this year. She’s the only player on this year’s American Solheim Cup squad with a winning record two years ago at Inverness Club.

Danielle Kang

Age: 30
World ranking: 32
Solheim Cup record: 5-7-0

Kang will be one of the most experienced players in this year’s Solheim Cup as she makes her fourth appearance for the red, white and blue. She’ll need to lean on that experience as her 2023 has been a bit disappointing with just three top 10s in 15 starts.

Andrea Lee

Age: 25
World ranking: 38
Solheim Cup record: N/A/ (rookie)

Lee nabbed the last spot on Team USA with an impressive close to the summer, finishing T13 or better in her last four starts before the team was finalized. She may be a Solheim Cup rookie, but she’s one of the hottest players on either team heading to Spain.

Lexi Thompson

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Lexi Thompson’s 2023 has been plagued with struggles. Getty Images

Age: 28
World ranking: 25
Solheim Cup record: 6-6-7

Thompson’s 2023 has been a colossal disappointment as she’s made just three cuts in 11 starts this season. She finished T19 in her latest start at the Queen City Championship, but otherwise this year has been one to forget for the American stalwart.

Rose Zhang

Age: 20
World ranking: 31
Solheim Cup record: N/A (rookie)

Zhang made a splash in her pro debut as she won the Mizuho Americas Open in early June. Since then, she’s been a fixture on the first page of major leaderboards, registering three top 10s in four major starts.

Angel Yin

Age: 24
World ranking: 33
Solheim Cup record: 3-2-1

Yin put together an impressive run in the majors this season, finishing in the top 30 in each of her five starts and highlighted by a runner-up at the Chevron. Yin heads to Spain for her third Solheim Cup and as one of three U.S. players who’ve been a part of a winning U.S. team (2017).

Ally Ewing

Age: 30
World ranking: 30
Solheim Cup record: 2-5-1

Ewing’s game is in solid form as the summer wraps up with three top 10s in her last five starts, including a T6 at the AIG Women’s Open in which she held the 36-hole lead.

Cheyenne Knight

Age: 26
World ranking: 47
Solheim Cup record: N/A (rookie)

Knight’s win at the LPGA’s two-person team event (Great Lakes Bay Invitational) likely helped her case for a spot on Lewis’ team, but with three missed cuts in her last five starts, she’ll need to be in better form as she tees it up in Spain.

Team Europe

Celine Boutier

Age: 29
World ranking: 5
Solheim Cup record: 5-1-1

Boutier was simply outstanding playing in Europe this summer, notching back-to-back victories at the Evian Championship and Scottish Open. Now she travels to Spain looking to put an exclamation mark on a dominant summer of golf across the pond.

Maja Stark

Age: 23
World ranking: 40
Solheim Cup record: N/A (rookie)

It’s been a solid season on the LPGA circuit for Stark as she’s notched six top-15 finishes in 17 starts. She’ll look to kickstart her campaign at Finca Cortesin as the next Swedish superstar in women’s golf.

Charley Hull

Age: 27
World ranking: 8
Solheim Cup record: 11-5-3

Hull has had a monster 2023 with four runner-ups and five top 10s overall. Combine that with her dominant Solheim Cup history and she looks poised to be a go-to player for the Europeans.

Leona Maguire

Leona Maguire
Leona Maguire was the Europe’s best player at Inverness in 2021. Getty Images

Age: 28
World ranking: 17
Solheim Cup record: 4-0-1

Maguire was a breakout star at Inverness two years ago as she racked up 4.5 points for the Euros in a tight-fought victory. Now, she’ll look to replicate that performance on European soil.

Georgia Hall

Age: 27
World ranking: 16
Solheim Cup record: 7-5-1

Hall is making her fourth Solheim Cup appearance and is looking to make it three wins in a row. She was one of Europe’s best weapons in 2019 as she finished the week undefeated at 4-0-0.

Linn Grant

Age: 24
World ranking: 15
Solheim Cup record: N/A (rookie)

Grant is one of the brightest young stars in the women’s game. And with a 2023 scoring average of 70.29, she has the best mark of any of the 24 players teeing it up in Spain this week.

Carlota Ciganda

Age: 33
World ranking: 28
Solheim Cup record: 7-8-4

Although Ciganda is making her sixth Solheim Cup appearance, this will be her first on her native soil. She’s one of the best Solheim Cup singles players in this year’s competition with a 3-1-1 record in her career.

Anna Nordqvist

Anna Nordqvist pumps her fist after winning the AIG Women's Open.
Anna Nordqvist is a three-time major winner, her most recent coming at the 2021 AIG Women’s Open. Getty Images

Age: 36
World ranking: 39
Solheim Cup record:

Nordqvist might be the oldest player in this year’s Solheim Cup, but she’s still got plenty left in the tank. She won the Women’s British Open two summers ago for her third major title.

Madelene Sagstrom

Age: 30
World ranking: 45
Solheim Cup record: 2-4-0

Sagstrom has an 0-4-0 record in the team format, but is undefeated in singles play. That stat could loom large come Sunday.

Gemma Dryburgh

Age: 30
World ranking: 55
Solheim Cup record: N/A (rookie)

Dryburgh is pinpoint accurate off the tee, hitting 82 percent of her fairways in 2023. She earned her first LPGA win last fall, helping bolster her bid for her first Solheim Cup captain’s pick.

Emily Kristine Pedersen

Age: 27
World ranking: 121
Solheim Cup record: 3-4-0

Pedersen is the longest player competing in the Solheim Cup, averaging 273 yards off the tee in 2023. She’ll look to build off her successful Solheim Cup debut in 2021 where she went 3-1-0.

Caroline Hedwall

Age: 34
World ranking: 122
Solheim Cup record: 8-6-1

Hedwall plays most of her golf on the Ladies European Tour these days, but she’s no stranger to the Solheim Cup. This will be her fifth appearance on the European team as she looks to be a part of her fourth winning team.

Zephyr Melton

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