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Workforce Europe captain Suzann Pettersen attended a “One Yr 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 Workforce USA

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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 could function for Workforce Europe subsequent September

With a yr to go till the 2023 Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin, Spain – Trish Johnson and Henni Koyack predict who could function for Workforce 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 Women European Tour’s Solheim Cup factors checklist routinely qualify for Workforce Europe, together with the six highest-ranked gamers from the Rolex Girls’s World Rankings, with the ultimate 4 gamers named through captain’s picks.

Swedish duo Maja Stark and Linn Grant have dominated the Women European Tour this season, every successful 4 occasions 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 the most effective of the motion from an exciting closing day on the 2021 Solheim Cup, the place Workforce Europe made it back-to-back victories towards Workforce USA

A glance again at the most effective of the motion from an exciting closing day on the 2021 Solheim Cup, the place Workforce Europe made it back-to-back victories towards Workforce USA

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

Workforce 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 skills in her line-up.

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

“Certainly one 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 long run.

Suzann Pettersen attended a series of events as part of the "One Year To Go" celebration event for the 2023 Solheim Cup

Suzann Pettersen attended a sequence of occasions as a part of the “One Yr 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 struggle their coronary heart out, which is nice and that is the mentality we would like.”

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

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

“After 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 go 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 the most effective 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 exhibits.

“That is all I can ask from the gamers, to present their greatest and actually play with their hearts. In case you do, you’re going to get the most effective out of what you might have.”



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