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Solheim Cup: Dame Laura Davies named one of three European team vice-captains for 2023 event | Golf News


Europe captain Suzann Pettersen has named Dame Laura Davies, Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Martens as her three vice-captains for the 2023 Solheim Cup against the United States, which will be played at Finca Cortesin in Andalusia, Spain, next September.

Last update: 08/16/22 09:34

Dame Laura Davies will be part of Team Europe’s backstage squad for the 2023 Solheim Cup

Dame Laura Davies has been named a member of Team Europe’s backroom staff for the 2023 Solheim Cup along with Anna Nordqvist and Caroline Martens.

Captain Suzann Pettersen taps Davies as one of her three vice-captains for the prestigious tournament to be held at Finca Cortesin, Andalucia next September.

“Laura is a worldwide golf legend. Her passion and knowledge for women’s golf and in particular the Solheim Cup is something we share. I loved working with her last year in Toledo and I am happy to ‘have again in the team room’

Captain Suzann Pettersen on Laura Davies

Davies has made 12 appearances in the competition, as well as serving as vice-captain in the 2019 and 2021 editions alongside Catriona Matthew.

The gaming legend has earned accolades around the world with 87 tournament victories, including 45 Ladies European Tour titles and 20 LPGA Tour titles, as well as a record seven LET Order of Merit titles.

Pettersen said: “Laura is a worldwide golfing legend. Her passion and knowledge for women’s golf and in particular the Solheim Cup is something we share. I loved working with her last year in Toledo and I I’m glad to have him in the team room once again.”

After appearing in the Solheim Cup nine times as a player, Pettersen will captain the European team at the 2023 tournament in Spain.

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After appearing in the Solheim Cup nine times as a player, Pettersen will captain the European team at the 2023 tournament in Spain.

After appearing in the Solheim Cup nine times as a player, Pettersen will captain the European team at the 2023 tournament in Spain.

Three-time major champion Nordqvist is no stranger to the Solheim Cup having played in the last seven editions of the tournament from 2009 to 2021, being on the winning side four times and picking up 15.5 points for the European side during that time .

Nordqvist, who recently won the 2022 Big Green Egg Open on the LET, shared the fairways with captain Pettersen on several occasions and they teamed up in the fourballs at the 2009 and 2011 Solheim Cups, with the pair winning each of their contests .

“I’m delighted with what Caroline, Anna and Laura can bring to Team Europe as we look to defend the Cup on Spanish soil on the Costa del Sol. With all three by my side, I couldn’t ask for anything better. and I’m sure they’ll be great for our team,” Pettersen said.

“The Solheim Cup holds some of my fondest golf memories and to be able to share that with my lifelong friend Caroline will be something very special. She goes the extra mile for her friends and family, and I can’t wait to have her. by my side and my other vice-captains.”

She added: “I have been blessed to share many fairways and memories alongside Anna throughout my career. Having represented the European team seven times, Anna is someone who knows hard work needed at the Solheim Cup, and I can’t wait for her to be with me.”

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