Do Solheim Cup players get paid prize money?

Do Solheim Cup players get paid prize money?

The Solheim Cup is one of the biggest events in golf, pitting 12 American women against 12 European women in a biennial match that is the women's golf equivalent of the Ryder Cup. It's a big deal.

However, there is not big money involved in the Solheim Cup. In fact, no player is paid for participating in the Solheim Cup on either side. There is no prize money to the winning or losing team, or the player that gets the most points or anything like that.

The Solheim Cup is played strictly for prize of country or continent.

The Ryder Cup also has no prize money, though the PGA of America makes a $200,000 charitable contribution to a pair of charities in the name of each of the 12 players on the team, making for a $2.4 million commitment. The LPGA and Ladies European Tour, which jointly own and run the Solheim Cup, do not make similar donations to charity.

The 2017 Solheim Cup is played at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa.