The Solheim Cup returns to North America this week as competition gets underway at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. Fans interested in Solheim Cup betting can catch the action on the Golf Channel and NBC.
The competition begins Saturday, Sept. 4, and sportsbooks predict Team USA will snag the cup from 2019’s Team Europe victors. Both teams have players on their rosters who come in with a good deal of momentum, though.
Breaking down the roster for Team USA
Team USA last won the cup in 2017. It won the previous tournament in 2015 as well. In all, Team USA has claimed the cup 10 times compared to Europe’s six victories.
Captain Pat Hurst’s 2021 team features four players with a Rolex Ranking in the top 15, including Olympic gold medalist and major champion Nelly Korda. World No. 1 Korda has recorded a stellar year thus far, claiming her first major and winning three total tournaments.
Lizette Salas and Lexi Thompson are two of the team’s veteran players. Mina Harigae, Jennifer Kupcho and Yealimi Noh will each be making their introduction to the tournament. The 31-year-old Harigae has been waiting for her position on the team since her rookie 2010 season.
The complete US roster features:
- Brittany Altomare (captain’s pick)
- Austin Ernst
- Ally Ewing
- Mina Harigae (captain’s pick)
- Danielle Kang
- Megan Khang
- Jessica Korda
- Nelly Korda
- Jennifer Kupcho
- Yealimi Noh (captain’s pick)
- Lizette Salas
- Lexi Thompson
How Team Europe stacks up
Catriona Matthew makes her return as team captain for Europe, sporting an impressive roster of their own. The team features a solid mix of experienced players and fresh faces in 2021, and three Team Europe players are making their Solheim Cup debut.
Suzann Pettersen returns as vice-captain after leading Europe to a victory two years ago when she sunk an eight-foot putt on the last hole of the final round. Four rookies make their appearance on the team including Leona Maguire, who has finished in the top 15 in each of her past seven appearances on the LPGA Tour.
Matilda Castren, Nanna Koerstz Madsen, and Sophia Popov are the team’s other three rookies. The experienced Charley Hull, Anna Nordqvist, and Carlota Ciganda then round out the team.
The entire European roster is as follows:
- Celine Boutier (captain’s pick)
- Matilda Castren (captain’s pick)
- Carlota Ciganda
- Georgia Hall
- Charley Hull
- Nanna Koerstz Madsen (captain’s pick)
- Leona Maguire (captain’s pick)
- Anna Nordqvist
- Emily K. Pedersen
- Sophia Popov
- Mel Reid (captain’s pick)
- Madelene Sagstrom (captain’s pick)
Solheim Cup betting options
FanDuel gives USA -250 odds of a win, while Team Europe lags behind with +250 odds of defending the cup. The odds of a tie are far more unlikely, sitting at +1200.
Along with being able to wager on the overall tournament winner, sportsbooks such as FanDuel and DraftKings offer more in-depth wagering options. Daily Fourballs Winner and Foursome Winner wagering is available, where USA is favored with +110 and +115 odds respectively for Day 1.
Additionally, DraftKings offers wagering on whether or not either team will score a hole in one. Overall odds of a hole in one from anyone at the tournament sit at +500, while odds of a hole in one not happening sit at -800.
Bettors can get even more specific by wagering on whether it will be Team Europe to score the hole in one Team USA. Odds for both teams sit at -1600 of no hole in one and +800 odds it will happen for a team.
Other wagering options available include:
- Top Combined Team Point Scorer
- Team USA Top Point Scorer
- Team Europe Top Point Scorer
Bettors have until the final tournament day on Monday, Sept. 6 to get their Solheim Cup predictions in. May the best ladies win!