Solheim Cup 2019: TV Schedule, Best Odds and Picks for Team USA vs. Team Europe

Team USA arrives into the Solheim Cup as a slight favorite to defend its title this weekend in Scotland.

The biennial tournament, women's answer to the Ryder Cup, begins on Friday, September 13, at the Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course in Perth & Kinross, Scotland.

The U.S. has won the last two editions of the tournament and is looking to complete a third three-peat in the tournament's history, having already done so between 1994 and 1998 and between 2005 and 2009.

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According to Oddschecker, Team USA is a 67/100 favorite to defend its title, while Team Europe is a 7/4 underdog and the draw is priced 12/1.

The Americans are 1/2 to lift the trophy, as a draw would be enough for them to retain the Solheim Cup by virtue of being the current holders.

Team Europe, meanwhile, will require 14.5 points out of the 28 at stake to regain the trophy for the first time since 2013.

Bookmakers expect this year's tournament to be a close affair, with Team USA to win 14.5 to 13.5 a 15/2 favorite. The Americans won by that exact scoreline when the Solheim Cup was last played in Europe in 2015, while two years ago they secured a 16.5 to 11.5 win in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Meanwhile, Lexi Thompson is a 9/2 favorite to be the top-scoring American, followed by Jessica Korda at 5/1 and Nelly Korda at 11/2.

The current world No. 3, Thompson makes her fourth consecutive appearance at the Solheim Cup despite being only 24 years old.

The Floridian has played 11 Solheim Cup matches, winning five, losing two and drawing four.

The Korda sisters, meanwhile, will become the first pair of siblings to compete for Team USA at the Solheim Cup.

Jessica, the eldest of the pair and the current world No. 18, made her tournament debut in 2013 but missed out on the next two editions.

Jessica Korda, Solheim Cup
Jessica Korda and sister Nelly Korda of Team USA during a practice round prior to the start of The Solheim Cup at Gleneagles on September 10 in Auchterarder, Scotland. Stuart Franklin/Getty

Nelly, the current world No. 10, has racked up three wins since turning professional in 2016.

At 7/1, Danielle Kang is the next in line to be top-scoring member of Team USA. The San Francisco-native was impressive in her Solheim Cup debut two years ago.

Kang played four matches in Des Moines in the 2017 tournament, winning three points.

Team Europe, meanwhile, features six English players, including Bronte Law.

One of the two Solheim Cup rookies among the European ranks, the 24-year-old is ranked No. 26 in the world and has already tasted success on the LPGA Tour, as have her teammates Georgia Hall and Charley Hull.

As an amateur, Law excelled in team matchplay and she hopes to be able to replicate her form at Gleneagles.

"I really enjoy playing matchplay and playing good golf going into this match is something I'm very excited about," she was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

"I just hope I can repeat what I've done in previous matchplay events."

TV schedule (All times ET)

Friday, September 13

  • 3 a.m.—1:30 p.m., Golf Channel

Saturday, September 14

  • 3 a.m.—1:30 p.m., Golf Channel

Sunday, September 15

  • 6 a.m.—12 p.m. Golf Channel
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