Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Tontj5

Players Fighting For Remaining Solheim Cup Spots

7 posts in this topic

Only three more tournaments remain for the U.S. players to get themselves into position to qualify for the 2013 Solheim Cup, which will be played this year at the Colorado Club in Parker, Colorado. Players started accumulating points at the completion of the last Solheim Cup, in 2011.

The United States has changed the qualifications for entry. In previous years it was the top ten players who accumulated the most points, and then two captain's picks. They have now changed that to the top eight players off the points list, the 2 highest Rolex ranked players not already in, and 2 captain's picks.

Points are accumulated the following way:
(From the first event after the previous Solheim Cup match in 2011 through the end of the 2012 season)
Winner - 40 points, 2nd - 20 points, 3rd - 18 points, 4th - 17 points, all the way down to 20th - 2 points.
(The 2013 season tournaments, leading up to the Solheim match)
Winner - 60 points, 2nd - 30 points, 3rd - 28.5 points, 4th - 27 points, 5th - 25.5 points, all the way down to a 20th place finish worth 3 points.
The reason for the increased points for the last part of the term is to give an advantage to the players who are hot going into the match.
Points are doubled for major championships.

With many players fighting to get into a position to make the team, lets look at where they stand.

http://www.tonyslpgareport.com/2013/07/solheim-cup-update-players-fighting-for.html


0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

Thanks for posting that. The Solheim Cup is very entertaining to watch. Those ladies sure can play. Hopefully the US team putts better than 2011.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tontj5, who is eligible for this event?  I read elsewhere the InBee Park could not play for USA because she was born in Korea, implying that she currently carries a USA passport. Can only native born or  anyone with USA passport enter this event? Same for Europe?  And what countries in Europe can send players?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by joekelly

Tontj5, who is eligible for this event?  I read elsewhere the InBee Park could not play for USA because she was born in Korea, implying that she currently carries a USA passport. Can only native born or  anyone with USA passport enter this event? Same for Europe?  And what countries in Europe can send players?

Most of the Asian players live here now but still choose to play under their country's flag. That is why the International crown tournament will be held next year. That way all countries can compete and just not the U.S. and Europe.

To answer your second question, players from all european countries are eligable for the Solheim Cup, but they most be ranked high enough on either the Europeon Tour's point list or the Rolex Rankings to qualify. The Captain of the Euro Team, I beleive gets four picks of her own.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you don't know the answer to the question, Tonto,  it is usually best to simply say, 'Sorry, i don't know'. If you wish to learn the answer then do a bit of searching and find out. I asked you because you have set yourself up as some kind of spokesperson for the LPGA.  But regardless, you did not answer my question but did lay out some marginally related palaver. If i a m further interested, I will find out. Thanks.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by joekelly

If you don't know the answer to the question, Tonto,  it is usually best to simply say, 'Sorry, i don't know'. If you wish to learn the answer then do a bit of searching and find out. I asked you because you have set yourself up as some kind of spokesperson for the LPGA.  But regardless, you did not answer my question but did lay out some marginally related palaver. If i a m further interested, I will find out. Thanks.

If you don't like his answer than do as you say and post it here. You could have done that before asking the question. I'm not sure why you feel the need to be so aggressive. I think Tony does a great job supporting the LPGA on this site. Otherwise the only coverage is pics of Gulbis and criticism of Wie.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you don't know the answer to the question, Tonto,  it is usually best to simply say, 'Sorry, i don't know'. If you wish to learn the answer then do a bit of searching and find out. I asked you because you have set yourself up as some kind of spokesperson for the LPGA.  But regardless, you did not answer my question but did lay out some marginally related palaver. If i a m further interested, I will find out. Thanks.

Joker, what a bitchy reply. Was Batman a bit ugly to you again?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • Shot 80 yesterday which is my best score since starting up golf again last year. I was 2 under after 7 so part of me feels a little bit disappointed that I let it slip!   I was feeling so good on the tee at 8 that I thought I'd hit a little draw into the lateral slope of the fairway to get a better position.  Unfortunately my ball missed the ground and went into the trees.  Took a few holes to get the wheels back on and back to playing shots I can actually hit.
    • Played better at Western Gailes yesterday and loved the course - very welcoming and had me thinking much more than Turnberry did as the greens were smaller with danger pretty much everywhere. I started out brilliantly, playing the first 4 in -1, but then turned into the wind - into and off the right - and immediately lost a ball playing for too much wind on the hardest hole, which I'd have bogeyed anyway. Putting again wasn't as good as it has been and I just haven't felt like I'm going to hole anything outside of 6 feet. Highlights were the first four holes, particularly feeling like DJ or Rory on the 4th, a good par on 7 (see below) and a good last four holes - bar another lost ball on 18...  http://www.gamegolf.com/player/benpage101/round/1072354 My par on the 7th - only swing I recorded was a really nice punch 5 iron from 170 into a strong breeze: 3rd tee: 'Secret' 6th green: Looking back on the 13th green: I get a few days' rest now before my last couple of rounds, both at Machrihanish Dunes. I've learnt a lot about my game playing these two rounds that I hadn't known beforehand. I find it really hard when I don't know the line and have to guess and commit to the shot far less. If I can see it though, it's generally fine. I need to sort the driving in the wind out as there's just no room for error - a slight mishit and a ball that would be safe is gone. Additionally, particularly at Turnberry, I need to stop overthinking things. Occasionally I'd find myself trying to hit a 7 iron with the ball miles back in my stance to deloft it, aiming way left to compensate and just should have hit what I felt comfortable with and taken the hit with the wind. My putting has to get better as well, particularly from range. So much fun though and I will definitely play Western Gailes again (probably more of a certainty than Turnberry) - I loved the course and the welcome you get was amazing.
    • Played better at Western Gailes yesterday and loved the course - very welcoming and had me thinking much more than Turnberry did as the greens were smaller with danger pretty much everywhere. The main thing I've taken away from this trip though is that I need to control my driver in the wind better. A lot of times, it was definitely the play and my second shot was excellent, but I lost too many going with the wind, which probably wouldn't have been too bad without it. Partial wedges were really good again and approach play was generally alright. I started out brilliantly, playing the first 4 in -1, but then turned into the wind - into and off the right - and immediately lost a ball playing for too much wind on the hardest hole, which I'd have bogeyed anyway. Putting again wasn't as good as it has been and I just haven't felt like I'm going to hole anything outside of 6 feet. Highlights were the first four holes, particularly feeling like DJ or Rory on the 4th, a good par on 7 (see below) and a good last four holes - bar another lost ball on 18...  http://www.gamegolf.com/player/benpage101/round/1072354 My par on the 7th - only swing I recorded was a really nice punch 5 iron from 170 into a strong breeze: 3rd tee: 'Secret' 6th green: Looking back on the 13th green: I get a few days' rest now before my last couple of rounds, both at Machrihanish Dunes. I've learnt a lot about my game playing these two rounds that I hadn't known beforehand. I find it really hard when I don't know the line and have to guess and commit to the shot far less. If I can see it though, it's generally fine. I need to sort the driving in the wind out as there's just no room for error - a slight mishit and a ball that would be safe is gone. Additionally, particularly at Turnberry, I need to stop overthinking things. Occasionally I'd find myself trying to hit a 7 iron with the ball miles back in my stance to deloft it, aiming way left to compensate and just should have hit what I felt comfortable with and taken the hit with the wind. My putting has to get better as well, particularly from range. So much fun though and I will definitely play Western Gailes again (probably more of a certainty than Turnberry) - I loved the course and the welcome you get was amazing.
    • Lake Mead. It's down 150' +/-, and still losing about 5' every year. 
    • Well the head of the pros looks quite steady in the horizontal movement. I just want to emphasize that swing in a barrel and steady head can harm your swing especially if your swing is already good. 
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Erg
      Erg
      (49 years old)
    2. irishmike27
      irishmike27
      (37 years old)
    3. Tutenharman
      Tutenharman
      (27 years old)
  • Blog Entries