Scotland has submitted an expression of interest in bidding to host The 2019 Solheim Cup and will decide on whether to launch a formal bid in the summer.
The expression of interest has been submitted to the Ladies European Tour by EventScotland. Once any decision to submit a formal bid has been made, EventScotland will work to bring on board other partners, including a host venue and a staging partner.
Paul Bush, chief operating officer of EventScotland, said: “The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles was regarded as the best-ever staging of the event and showed what Scotland can do when the whole country comes together to host a major golf tournament. There is no doubt that hosting The Solheim Cup in Scotland would further enhance an already prestigious event and we believe that our history and heritage in golf as well as our experience in hosting major events can set us apart from other nations.
“Following our expression of interest in bidding to host The 2019 Solheim Cup in Scotland, the Home of Golf, we look forward to attending the bidding seminar with the Ladies European Tour to hear more about the requirements and benefits of hosting the event before making a final decision on whether to submit a formal bid.”