Solheim Cup Announcers in 2023 includes Tom Abbott, Michelle Wie, Terry Gannon, Jim Gallagher Jr., Kay Cockerill, Curt Byrum and Jerry Foltz. 

Tom Abbott is mostly known for his work with Golf Channel and NBC Sports in the United States. He joined Golf Channel in 2005 where his primary role was tower announcer and play-by-play host for the LPGA Tour tournament coverage along with select PGA TOUR and DP World Tour events.

In 1991, Terry Gannon started his broadcasting career announcing the different types of sports on cable networks. He worked for ABC in the early 1990s and began working for the Golf channel in 2016.

Not only that but Kay Cockerill has worked as a reporter for Golf Channel covering the LPGA and Nationwide Tours since retiring from competition.

Byrum worked as an analyst and announcer for Golf Channel coverage of the PGA Tour and served as a tower announcer for select LPGA Tour events.

Solheim Cup 2023 TV Schedule

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Solheim Cup 2023 begins on Friday, 22 September 2023 at Finca Cortesin Hotel Golf & spa in Spain. The team match-play competition includes eight foursomes, eight four-ball, and 12 singles matches. 

In the afternoon, the United States and Europeans will face off in a best-ball session. The European team defeated Team USA around two years ago on American soil at the Inverness Club in Toledo with a win/loss (15-13).

Furthermore, here is everything you need to know for the 2023 Solheim Cup, starting with the format schedule. 

Friday (Morning)Foursomes
Friday (Afternoon)Fourball
Saturday (Morning)Foursomes
Saturday (Afternoon)Fourball

The women's golf teams from Europe and the United States will be participating in the biggest Tournament. 

Fans will be able to follow the Solheim Cup 2023 in different ways, as organizers have made every effort to ensure that no one misses the tournament. 

TV Schedule for the United States (Golf Channel)

  • Thursday: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (Opening Ceremonies)
  • Friday: 2:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Foursomes - Morning Session; Fourball - Afternoon Session)
  • Saturday: 2:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Foursomes - Morning Session; Fourball - Afternoon Session)
  • Sunday: 2:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Singles Matches)

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Streaming Schedule for the United States (Peacock)

  • Thursday: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (Opening Ceremonies)
  • Friday: 2:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Foursomes - Morning Session; Fourball - Afternoon Session)
  • Saturday: 2:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Foursomes - Morning Session; Fourball - Afternoon Session)
  • Sunday: 2:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Singles Matches)

Streaming sites for other countries

  • fuboTV
  • Sling TV
  • YouTube TV
  • NOW TV (UK)
  • NBC Sports App

Solheim Cup Commentators List

Commentators for the Solheim Cup 2023 are: 

  • Brad Faxon
  • Smylie Kaufman
  • Michelle Wie
  • Terry Gannon
  • Tom Abbott
  • Jim Gallagher Jr.
  • Kay Cockerill
  • Jerry Foltz
  • Curt Byrum 
  • John Wood
  • Notah Begay III
  • Arron Oberholser
  • Damon Hack
  • Cara Banks
  • Dan Hicks
  • Paul Azinger

Brad Faxon

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Brad Faxon joined the channel NBC Sports in January 2023 and serves as a hole announcer for PGA and majors tournament coverage.

Furthermore, Faxon also served as an analyst on Golf Central and Golf Central Live From studio news programming on Golf Channel which is airing onsite from the sports' biggest events.

He started his broadcasting career in 2010 as an NBC analyst on golf broadcasts during the season. It was announced in July 2014 that he would be joining Fox in 2015 as an on-air commentator along with David Fay. 

Recently, NBC Sports Today announced its NBC golf commentary team for 2023 which includes Brad Faxon and Smylie Kaufman.

Smylie Kaufman

Smylie Kaufman joined NBC Sports in January 2023 and serves as an on-course reporter for PGA Tour and majors tournament golf coverage.

Professional golfer Smylie is known for his close relationship with PGA golfers Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, and Jordan Spieth. 

Moreover, he played college golf tournament at LSU and turned pro after graduation. A win at the 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open sent Kaufman to the 2016 Masters where he played in the final pairing with Spieth.

Kaufman has made the transition from good golfers to analysts for the NBC golf channel. 

Michelle Wie

The Golf Channel announced that Michelle Wie will join “Golf Central Live From The Players” as a contributing analyst. 

Michelle was a captain's pick for the United States team in the Solheim Cup competition in August 2009 where she led the US squad to victory with a 3-0-1 performance.

She is also scheduled to contribute to social media platforms on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, including Golf Channel Instagram story takeovers and other behind-the-scenes content. 

Solheim Cup Scoring System And Rules

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The  Solheim Cup 2023 scoring system is different from everyday golf and follows the same rules that are used for the Ryder Cup.

The team that is defending champion entering a Solheim Cup must win 14 of the 28 points to retain the Cup. The other team must win 14.5 points to take the Cup.

The rules for the Solheim Cup 2023 are two days of doubles match play using foursomes and fourballs which is followed by a final day of singles match play. It is a 3-day match between teams of professional women golfers representing the United States and Europe.

Each win is worth one point and there are 28 matches, meaning the first team to reach 14.5 points wins the tournament. 

A total of 28 points are at stake over those three days which are classified as below: 

  • Day 1: 4 Foursomes in the morning and 4 Fourballs in the afternoon
  • Day 2: 4 Foursomes in the morning and 4 Fourballs in the afternoon
  • Day 3: Singles - 12 matches (All players must play) and 12 points at stake. 

Foursomes is also known as alternate shot where 2 golfers play as partners but they use only one golf ball and play alternate strokes. 

In the Fourball matches two golfers from each team play together against the other team with each player playing their own ball. Not only that but the lower of the partners' scores counts as the teams score on each hole. 

Solheim Cup Team USA Members

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The United States Solheim Cup team 2023 players are: 

  • Allisen Corpuz - Hawaii
  • Ally Ewing - Mississippi
  • Danielle Kang - Nevada
  • Megan Khang - Massachusetts
  • Nelly Korda - Florida
  • Cheyenne Knight - Texas
  • Jennifer Kupcho - Colorado
  • Andrea Lee - California
  • Lexi Thompson - Florida
  • Lilia Vu - California
  • Angel Yin - California
  • Rose Zhang - California

The Solheim Cup 2023 will begin on 22 September at the Finca Cortesin course in the town of Casares located in Spain.

This golf course has attracted international championship play in recent years and will host top golfers from both the United States and Europe to compete. 

Not only that but Spain will host this event and proudly present their course to challenge the teams for the first time in history. 

The US team has a combined total of 17 appearances entering the 2023 competition. Lexi Thompson has the most experience on Solheim Cup 2023 teams with this being her 6th appearance. 

Solheim Cup Past Winners

Previous Solheim Cup Winners are:

  • Europe (Inverness Club) - 2021
  • Europe (Gleneagles) - 2019
  • USA (Des Moines Golf and Country Club) - 2017
  • USA (Golf Club St. Leon-Rot) - 2015
  • Europe (Colorado Golf Club) - 2013
  • Europe (Killeen Castle Golf Resort) - 2011
  • USA (Rich Harvest Farms) - 2009
  • USA (Halmstad GK) - 2007
  • USA (Crooked Stick Golf Club) - 2005
  • Europe (Barseback Golf & Country Club) - 2003
  • USA (Interlachen Country Club) - 2002
  • Europe (Loch Lomond Golf Club) - 2000
  • USA (Muirfield Village) - 1998
  • USA (St. Pierre Golf & Country Club) -1996
  • USA (The Greenbrier) -1994
  • Europe (Dalmahoy Country Club) - 1992
  • USA (Lake Nona Golf & Country Club) -1990

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Europe - 2021

  • Winner: Europe (15-13)
  • Location: Inverness Club 
  • Europe Captain: Catriona Matthew
  • US Captain: Pat Hurst
  • Best Performer: European Leona Maguire (4.5 points out of a possible 5).

Leona Maguire was lights out for the European side and performed like a pro all week in Toledo.

Furthermore, she defeated Jennifer Kupcho with ease 5 and 4 in singles, and led the charge as one of five Euros to score more than 2 points.

USA - 2017

  • Winner: United States (16-11)
  • Location: Des Moines Golf and Country Club
  • Europe Captain: Annika Sorenstam
  • US Captain: Juli Inkster
  • Best Performer: American Cristie Kerr (3.5 points out of a possible 4) and European Anna Nordqvist (3.5 points out of a possible 4)

After Losing Friday Foursomes the United States swept the Afternoon Fourball session to the point that a European pairing was never leading. 

From there the United States team rolled to a second consecutive victory and Cristie Kerr took the top position on the United States all-time points table with 19 replacing Juli Inkster.