Solheim Cup to go ahead in 2021, three weeks before the postponed Ryder Cup

Suzann Peterson holed out to secure Europe's win at the tournament last year
Suzann Peterson holed out to secure Europe's win at the tournament last year - (Copyright PA)
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The Solheim Cup will go ahead in September 2021 despite the men’s Ryder Cup being postponed to the same time.

The men’s event was scheduled to take place this year but as a result of the coronavirus they have had to push it back to 2021. It will go ahead on the 24-26 September, three weeks after the Solheim Cup.

LPGA commissioner Mike Whan told BBC Sport: "2021 is shaping up to be an incredible year for golf.

"We are excited for this double-header, to celebrate all the great golfers, male and female, who play for the USA and Europe."

And Ladies European Tour chief Alexandra Arma added: "Together with the LPGA, we are moving forward with plans for the Solheim Cup on 4-6 September.

"This year, we have all faced challenges we need to adjust to, and as part of the changing landscape of global sports events we will be assessing the long term impact of these changes on future Solheim Cup dates."

Europe are the reigning champions of the Solheim Cup after securing the victory last year in Scotland.

Both the Ryder and Solheim cups will be held in the US next year.

The women’s event will be held at Inverness Club in Ohio while the men’s will be at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin.

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