What better place to determine the fate of both the American and European Solheim Cup teams than the Old Course at St. Andrews?
That’s exactly where the cut off will come next year to determine both teams heading to Colorado Golf Club for the biennial matches.
The Old Course will host the Ricoh Women’s British Open for the second time in 2013 (and for the first time since 2007), which will be the final event to qualify for the Solheim Cup, the LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour announced jointly Tuesday. One of the LPGA Tour’s majors, which will increase to five next year, the Women’s British Open will be played July 25-28.
American captain Meg Mallon and European captain Liselotte Neumann will make their captain’s picks for the matches after the tournament has been decided.
A total of 10 American players will automatically qualify at the end of the Women’s British Open. The top eight players in the U.S. Solheim Cup standings will qualify for the team, as well as an additional two based on their position in the Rolex Ranking. Mallon will have two captain’s picks.
Neumann will have four captain’s picks after one-third of her teams qualifies from the European points list and another third come from the Rolex Ranking.
The 2013 Solheim Cup matches will be played Aug. 13-18.