The Saudi Aramco Tag Team Championship Series Organizing Committee has revealed the final list of names taking part in the 2023 Solheim Cup, where a large group of European stars and their American counterparts, led by sisters Nelly and Jessica Korda, have confirmed. their participation in the tournament. , which will be staged on the south coast of Spain next month.
Top of the European list is Swedish Golf Ambassador Anna Nordqvist, who won the top three golf stars announced today for the million dollar tournament, as well as England’s Bronte Lowe, champion of the Solheim Cup 2019 at Gleneagles.
They are joined by European captain and Scottish icon Catriona Matthew, as well as England legend Laura Davies. They will also be joined by Danish junior Nana Curtis Madsen and Finnish Mathilde Kastrin, both juniors who previously won the 2021 Solheim Cup, in addition to Dutch Anna Van Dam.
At La Reserva, just 20 kilometers from the Finca Corcin golf resort, home of next year’s Solheim Cup, European stars will meet their American counterparts, led by the Korda sisters, former world number 1 Nelly Korda and her sister Jessica. 6-time LPGA Championship winner Alison Lee, last year’s Saudi Aramco Soto Grande Series singles title holder, Lindsey Weaver-Wright, Saudi golf ambassador and Birdie record holder for most of hits by Birdie on this year’s Kelly Whalley Women’s European Tour, he set a new standard for this tour.
Events continue uninterrupted as the Saudi Aramco Team Championship Series returns to Spain with its diverse and exceptional team and individual uniforms for the second consecutive year, August 18-20.
Bronte Lowe of England, who won the singles title at the Saudi Aramco Tag Team Championship in London last month, said: “Tournament week is expected to be quiet, Saudi Aramco Tag Team Championship events are different from golf we’re used to playing. There’s something competitive about playing as a team alongside our game. As individuals, I’m excited to bring out the best in us, so I can’t wait to leave pole position to start next month.”
“The efficiency of the organization of the tournament really speaks for itself. I think a lot of people are planning to come back to this part of the world a year after the Solheim Cup. This will be an opportunity for many competing players to show off their abilities and skills, and I’m looking forward to it.
“When the Saudi Aramco Teams Series was first added to the European Women’s Tour schedule last year, we were told it was to elevate ‘women’s golf and show it off. I don’t think anyone would dispute what they actually did.
“Each tournament has its own flavor, it’s very well organized and the prize money is great too. But I think we as players love playing golf the most. Playing as a team is something we do rarely, but it’s a form that brings a lot of excitement and additional opportunities, whether it’s for us as players or for those watching live or on TV, the vibe of this particular tournament is very different and we would love to be part of it”.
Other big names announced today include Australian Steve Kiriaka, Slovenian Pia Babnik and Sweden’s Len Grant, who is currently second in the Women’s European Tour and Costa del Sol title, and in June she became the first woman to win the men’s tournament with a win for the men. Volvo Scandinavian Mixed Golf Championship.
Also joining this elite group is a group of Spanish stars including Solheim Cup champion Carlotta Seganda and emerging talents Ana Blaise Trevino, Nuria Iturios and Carmen Alonso.
Talal Al-Marri, General Manager of Communications, Saudi Aramco, said: “We are delighted to have so many of the biggest names in the women’s golf tournament participating in the Saudi Aramco Team Series, this time hosted at La Reserva. Soto Grande Club and Stadium These exceptional stars inspire millions of women and girls around the world to pursue their dreams on and off the golf course.
Al-Marri added, “Saudi Aramco’s joint commitment with the Women’s European Tour to develop women’s golf is one of the pillars of support for this World Series. Participation of elite Solheim Cup winners and senior athletes in the Saudi Aramco Team Championship. , with its shape unique to Soto Grande, guarantees a sporty experience. Another essential will be presented next August since the best of women’s golf will be presented.
It should be noted that the Saudi Aramco Team Series falls under the Women’s European Golf Tour and returns for the second consecutive year after the previous edition was a huge success globally. The $1 million prize money per tournament is the third-largest for a women’s golf tournament on the European Tour behind Amondy Evian and the AIG Open. This reflects the important role Saudi Aramco plays in supporting women’s golf. The Sotogrande Championship will be the third leg of the Saudi Aramco Tag Team Championship Series, followed by the New York Championship (October 13-15) before the series concludes in the Kingdom, specifically the Royal Greens Stadium and Club in Jeddah. (October 9-15). ). October 15). November 11th).