Crew Europe chase a historic third consecutive victory over Crew USA on the Solheim Cup; Watch the opening ceremony dwell on Thursday from 5pm on Sky Sports activities Golf forward of the opening day on Friday from 6.30am
By Ali Stafford and Jamie Weir at Finca Cortesin
Final Up to date: 19/09/23 10:54am
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The most recent information from Finca Cortesin forward of the 2023 Solheim Cup, together with misplaced golf baggage, attainable hints at pairings and a particular message to Crew Europe from Harry Kane.
Early setback for Crew USA
US captain Stacy Lewis has turned to social media to try to assist one among her most skilled group members after Danielle Kang’s golf equipment didn’t make it to Spain.
Kang, who additionally skilled points with baggage between the Amundi Evian Championship and the AIG Girls’s Open final month, noticed her baggage go AWOL on a flight along with her American team-mates from Amsterdam to Malaga on Monday.
The previous KPMG Girls’s PGA champion pleaded with airline Transavia on social media and shared all particulars of her baggage within the hope of getting them to Spain, with Lewis additionally making an attempt to find Kang’s golf golf equipment as shortly as attainable.
Kang’s message late on Monday night learn: “My captain and the complete US Crew has been on this however somebody please put my golf bag on the subsequent flight out of Amsterdam to Malaga. It has missed each flight it might’ve been on as we speak.”
Lewis additionally used social media to try to find the lacking tools, posting: “Would love some assist finding a set of golf golf equipment … form of a giant event happening this week!”
A back-up set of golf equipment for Kang is because of arrive at Finca Cortesin late on Tuesday night, though there are fears her unique golf equipment have been misplaced fully or not less than irrecoverable in time for Friday.
Kang has been seen chipping utilizing spare wedges whereas the remainder of the US group performs the course on Tuesday.
Europe provide early pairing hints?
Crew Europe had been out early on Tuesday morning for his or her follow spherical, with the opening group going out round 8.30am native time, whereas all three fourballs providing some pairings that would nicely be used on event days.
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Vice-captain Anna Nordqvist was in the identical group as Caroline Hedwall, having been companions throughout three earlier Solheim Cups, with Leona Maguire – file scorer in 2021 – joined by Madelene Sagstrom to finish that first tee outing.
Swedish rookies Linn Grant and Maja Stark went out collectively and have expertise of group golf as a pair, with house favorite Carlota Ciganda joined by 2017 fourballs accomplice Emily Pedersen.
Celine Boutier and Georgia Corridor – unbeaten collectively in 4 matches throughout the previous two Solheim Cups – had been a part of the ultimate group out, which began somewhat later resulting from journey points arriving in Spain on Monday, with Gemma Dryburgh additionally concerned.
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The one European participant not concerned was Charley Hull, who awakened with a stiff neck and did not wish to threat enjoying a full follow spherical. Hull has acquired therapy from her physio and the harm is not a trigger for concern, with the Englishwoman seen placing as a substitute.
How are gamers tackling the opening gap?
While you take a look at the primary tee field and it says a 280-yard par-four, it solely actually tells half the story till you flip round and see what awaits the gamers. It truly is a spectacular tee shot over water!
For those who communicate to any statistician, they are going to all let you know how vital it’s to get off to a scorching begin in these match-play tournaments. In fourballs, one participant can have a go and one can play secure, whereas in foursomes it is a bit trickier and loads of balls will find yourself within the drink.
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We have seen the longer hitters have a go together with a driver and even three-wood as we speak to achieve the inexperienced, with others going with an iron or hybrid to go away a flick in. Eagle twos are attainable, however so are huge numbers on that opening gap.
Kane reveals help to Crew Europe
The drama of match play generates curiosity from throughout the sporting world, with Harry Kane among the many stars from different sports activities set to be watching Europe’s bid for a 3rd consecutive Solheim Cup victory with curiosity.
Kane has shared a good-luck message through social media to supply his help to Suzann Pettersen’s aspect, on behalf of the complete England group, with the Bayern Munich ahead admitting he will probably be following the competition intently later this week.
Within the video, Kane mentioned: “Hello everybody, it is Harry Kane right here. I am simply sending a good-luck message to the European Solheim Cup group. The Solheim Cup begins September 18 and I will be watching, so wishing you all the perfect from me and all of the England group. Good luck!”
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