Stars of Europe’s triumphant winning 2021 Solheim Cup team will be back on US soil for the highly anticipated Aramco Team Series – New York.
England’s Charley Hull and last year’s Race to Costa Del Sol winner Emily Kristine Pedersen will both line up at Glen Oaks Club (October 14-16) on New York’s Long Island – part of the LET’s innovative team and individual format event. Joining them will be their victorious Solheim Cup winning captain Catriona Matthew.
The $1m Aramco Team Series event marks the LET’s debut in the United States and the strongest field yet following series events in London and Sotogrande this season.
Catriona Matthew said: “As we saw in the Solheim Cup, team golf is a format that really provides a different atmosphere and brings the energy for players, fans and viewers on TV. It’s exciting and events like the Aramco Team Series give us more opportunities to come together and team up with some of the best players in the world. It’s great for us to get to come to New York with the LET with such a strong field – and post Solheim adds a bit more spice. The event continues the growing momentum behind the women’s game currently.”
American stars Lexi Thompson and Solheim Cup teammate Danielle Kang will join world number one and Olympic Gold Medalist Nelly Korda, Jessica Korda and Lizette Salas and AIG Women’s British Open champion Anna Nordqvist – a field that now includes six of the world’s Top 20 players. Also confirmed is Cheyenne Woods, Anne Van Dam, Bronte Law, Lindsay Weaver and Sophia Popov
Thompson said: “It was really cool to play in the inaugural Aramco Team Series event in London. It’s fresh, fun and has a different vibe. It’s a chance to build some camaraderie and experience new things with players from across the globe which we welcome.”
The Aramco Team Series sees teams of four, that include three pros and one amateur, battle it out for a share of an $800,000 prize fund, with a $200,000 purse for the leading individual scores over the weekend. As a full LET event, each tournament also carries points for World Rankings and the Race to Costa del Sol – LET’s season-long competition to crown Europe’s leading top golfer.