Oct 29th, 2015
Gleneagles bags 2019 Solheim Cup
Get the bagpipes out Murdo, they're singing our song!
Words: Tim Southwell Photography: Getty Images
Denmark, England, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Wales... your Solheim-Cup-venue-getting dudes took a hell of a beating!!!
Yes, indeed, Scotland has won the right to host The Solheim Cup in 2019 and the 16th edition of the greatest team event in women’s golf will be played at the world famous PGA Centenary Course at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire.
Despite a strong bid from Sweden, which nominated The Bro Hof Slott Golf Club as its proposed venue, Scotland prevailed. The highly successful hosting of the 2014 Ryder Cup couldn't have gone unnoticed and now we'll have the likes of Melissa Reid and Charley Hull whipping the first tee spectators up into a frenzy as they seek to bash the Americans in 2019.
USA staged a remarkable comeback on the Sunday of this year's Solheim Cup to beat Europe 14 1/2 – 13 1/2 at Golf Club St Leon-rot in Germany. Europe will be desperate to avenge the defeat in 2017 at Des Moines Golf & Country Club Idaho, USA, home of the 1999 U.S. Senior Open Championship which drew a record 252,800 spectators.
Ivan Khodabakhsh, chief executive of Ladies European Tour said: “I want to congratulate the Scotland bid team for their work. It was an extremely close decision and our heartfelt thanks go to our friends from Sweden for their hugely impressive bid. The Bro Hof Slott Golf Club is one of Europe’s very finest courses and we look forward to working with them in the future."