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LPGA names Stacy Lewis Team USA captain for 2024 Solheim Cup

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Former world No. 1 Stacy Lewis has been named U.S. captain for the 2024 Solheim Cup in Gainesville, Virginia, the LPGA introduced Monday.

Lewis is already on monitor to captain the 2023 U.S. workforce that may face Europe on the Sept. 22-24 Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin in Andalucia, Spain.

That is such an incredible honor, to be requested to once more captain the U.S. Solheim Cup Staff, Lewis mentioned. Receiving the primary name was one of many highest factors of my profession, and Im really grateful so as to add this second alternative.

A 13-time winner on the LPGA Tour, Lewis is not any stranger to the match-play competitors in opposition to Europe, having logged 4 consecutive appearances as a participant, starting in 2011, and serving as assistant captain beneath Pat Hurst in 2021.

Lewis has an underwhelming 5-10-1 Solheim Cup report as a participant, however was a part of profitable groups in 2015 in Germany and 2017 in Iowa. She was a captains choose in 2019 however withdrew with damage and served as an unofficial assistant captain.

Lewis might be 38 when this 12 monthss competitors begins, making her the youngest American captain in Solheim Cup historical past. Patty Sheehan was 45 when she served as U.S. captain in 2002.

She has embraced the position in each method and has applied a number of progressive methods to assist her workforce attain peak efficiency, together with the usage of superior information and analytics, LPGA commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan mentioned.

Her Solheim Cup expertise, confirmed management and fervour coupled with the numerous advantages of consistency in 2023 and 2024 led the choice committee to enthusiastically invite Stacy to captain the workforce in 2024.

Europe will enter as defending champions, after edging the U.S. 15-13 at Inverness Membership in Ohio in 2021, retaining the Solheim Cup. The People lead the general collection 10-7.

The Solheim Cup committee beforehand accredited transferring the occasion to even years beginning in 2024 after the announcement that the Ryder Cup would transfer to an odd-year schedule after the 2020 competitors was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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