Solheim Cup: Suzann Pettersen excited by participant choices for Crew Europe with one yr to go | Golf Information

Crew Europe captain Suzann Pettersen attended a “One 12 months To Go” celebration forward of the 2023 Solheim Cup, which is being hosted in Spain for the primary time; Europe seeking to declare a 3rd consecutive victory towards Crew USA

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With a year to go until the 2023 Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin, Spain - Trish Johnson and Henni Koyack predict who may feature for Team Europe next September

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With a yr to go till the 2023 Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin, Spain – Trish Johnson and Henni Koyack predict who might characteristic for Crew Europe subsequent September

With a yr to go till the 2023 Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin, Spain – Trish Johnson and Henni Koyack predict who might characteristic for Crew Europe subsequent September

Suzann Pettersen has hailed the depth of gamers at her disposal for subsequent yr’s Solheim Cup and has backed Europe’s wave of rising stars to impress in Spain subsequent September.

The main two gamers from the Girls European Tour’s Solheim Cup factors listing mechanically qualify for Crew Europe, together with the six highest-ranked gamers from the Rolex Ladies’s World Rankings, with the ultimate 4 gamers named through captain’s picks.

Swedish duo Maja Stark and Linn Grant have dominated the Girls European Tour this season, every profitable 4 instances to bolster their possibilities of a Solheim Cup debut in Pettersen’s crew, whereas a number of of the victorious 2021 crew have impressed on the LPGA Tour this season.

A look back at the best of the action from a thrilling final day at the 2021 Solheim Cup, where Team Europe made it back-to-back victories against Team USA

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A glance again at one of the best of the motion from an exciting ultimate day on the 2021 Solheim Cup, the place Crew Europe made it back-to-back victories towards Crew USA

A glance again at one of the best of the motion from an exciting ultimate day on the 2021 Solheim Cup, the place Crew Europe made it back-to-back victories towards Crew USA

Nanna Koerstz Madsen registered her breakthrough title in March on the Honda LPGA Thailand, a month on from Leona Maguire profitable the LPGA Drive On Championship, whereas Celine Boutier, Georgia Corridor and Charley Hull have all contended in occasions in latest months.

Crew Europe will likely be chasing a 3rd consecutive Solheim Cup victory for the primary time within the event’s historical past after they host the biennial occasion at Finca Cortesin in Spain from September 22-24, 2023, with Pettersen anticipating loads of younger abilities in her line-up.

Talking at a particular occasion in Puerto Banus to mark a yr to go till the Solheim Cup, Pettersen instructed Sky Sports activities: “I am tremendous stoked to see the brand new younger expertise arising by the Girls European Tour.

“I really feel like each week there are new names, new rookies and the rookies hold persevering with to ship with nice outcomes and being in rivalry.

“Simply take a look at the Swedes [Maja Stark and Linn Grant], they’ve virtually just about performed themselves onto the crew. Not solely simply by the European rankings, however they’re virtually in through the world rankings due to their nice outcomes.

“One in every of them [Stark] is now enjoying the LPGA Tour and goes to start out incomes much more world rating factors going ahead, so I simply actually embrace it [new wave of young talent] and I am all for giving the kids an opportunity – they’re the longer term.

Suzann Pettersen attended a series of events as part of the

Suzann Pettersen attended a sequence of occasions as a part of the “One 12 months To Go” celebration occasion for the 2023 Solheim Cup

“I am clearly additionally hoping to have some skilled gamers on the crew, however these younger ones are feisty and fearless. They’re able to exit and combat their coronary heart out, which is nice and that is the mentality we wish.”

Pettersen signed off her prolonged Solheim Cup enjoying profession by claiming the profitable level throughout a dramatic 2019 contest at Gleneagles, the final of 9 appearances for Crew Europe, with the victory additionally her ultimate occasion earlier than retiring from the game.

The Norwegian has additionally served twice as a vice-captain, in 2017 when she was a late damage withdrawal and in 2021 as a part of Catriona Matthew’s backroom workers, with Pettersen hoping to make use of her previous experiences to assist Crew Europe get pleasure from extra success.

“Once I’m not competing, I am lots calmer and extra laidback,” Pettersen added. “I used to be much more intense as a participant and I can see how while you’re extra relaxed and approachable, how effectively that goes on to the gamers.

“I’m positively going to attempt to move on my adrenaline and vitality that the Solheim Cup has given me. All I can do is attempt to facilitate for them to have the ability to carry out their greatest.

“I believe the Solheim Cup at all times brings one of the best out of everybody and everybody appears to raise their video games. I can solely communicate for the Europeans, however all of us play our hearts out and that basically reveals.

“That is all I can ask from the gamers, to provide their greatest and actually play with their hearts. When you do, you’ll get one of the best out of what you will have.”

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