Team Europe chase a historic third consecutive victory over Team USA when they host the Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin in Spain; Watch the opening session live on Friday from 6.30am on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event
Last Updated: 21/09/23 11:59am
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Predictions, potential pairings and an exclusive chat with Team Europe rookie Gemma Dryburgh all feature in a bumper Solheim Cup special edition of the Sky Sports Golf podcast.
Regular host Josh Antmann was joined by a host of guests at Finca Cortesin to look ahead to the biennial contest, where Europe are chasing a historic third consecutive victory over Team USA.
European vice-captain Dame Laura Davies, Christina Kim and Ali Whittaker discuss the big talking points of the week, including the possible drama at the driveable par-four first and some of the players who could play a big role in the event.
The trio look at the role Suzann Pettersen has played as captain already this week and why Team Europe could be stronger than ever, while Whittaker explains why the opening session could be the most exciting seen in recent history.
“My reason is that Europe have some of the best foursomes players in the world,” Whittaker told Sky Sports. “They’ve got Celine Boutier and Georgia Hall, then Leona Maguire and Charley Hull. All four of them have exceptional foursomes records and that’s where Europe traditionally get ahead.
Henni Koyack takes a look at who will feature for Team Europe as they bid to secure a third consecutive Solheim Cup which starts on Friday
“But, this year, you’ve got Rose Zhang, Lilia Vu, Allisen Corpuz, Cheyenne Knight and Andrea Lee whose games lend themselves incredibly well to alternate shot.
“I think we might see some rookies really shine in that opening session and I think we’ll get a real measure of the tone of how this Solheim Cup is going to be from session one.”
The panel look at how the Solheim Cup has evolved since its inception in 1990 and how much the event can grow further, plus they assess the challenges that Finca Cortesin will offer the players and how it compares to previous venues.
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September 22, 2023, 6:30am
Dryburgh reveals a closer look at life in the European team room and how much she is looking forward to a Solheim Cup debut, plus explains the pressure she is facing and how she feels being the only Scot in the line-up.
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