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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Three time winners Hurst named 2021 U.S. Solheim Cup captain

Three-time winner Pat Hurst named 2021 Team USA Solheim Cup captain.




Pat Hurst was named the U.S. Solheim Cup captain by the LPGA on Thursday.



 Hurst, 50, has won the six LPGA titles include a major championship (1998 Nabisco Dinah Shore), which will lead the Americans against the Europeans in the team event in Toledo, Ohio, next year.


 Hurst is so excited the best kind for their new job, serving as an assistant captain in Inkster’s unprecedented three terms as the U.S. captain (2015, 2017 and ’2019).





Pat Hurst named 2021 Team USA Solheim Cup captain.





“For the last six months, I’ve been thinking that my time as an assistant Solheim Cup captain, some of the greatest experiences of my professional career, might have prepared me to be captain in 2021,” Hurst wrote in a first-person article on LPGA.com.  
“I loved being an assistant captain; loved what I’d learned and seen being around captain Juli Inkster and all those great players on the last three American Solheim Cup teams. I loved being out on the first tee in that amphitheater setting with sound so loud you could feel it. No cheers in women’s golf match the Solheim Cup. Nothing makes your hair stand up or causes tingles to run down your arms like the drama and intensity of those three days.”



Who is Pat Hurst, 2021 Team USA Solheim Cup captain?



Pat Hurst played on the LPGA Tour from 1995-2015 and was named the Rookie of the Year in 1995. In her career, Hurst won six LPGA Tour titles including the 1998 Nabisco Dinah Shore Invitational (now the ANA Inspiration).


During her career, Hurst represented the U.S. in five Solheim Cups including four victorious teams (1998, 2000, 2002, 2005 and 2007) with a 10-7-3 record. She has served as one of Juli Inkster’s assistant captains in the past three Solheim Cups, with wins in 2015 and 2017 (2015, 2017 and 2019).


Hurst played college golf at San José State University and won team and individual NCAA titles in 1989. The 50-year-old from California is married to Jeff Heitt and the couple have two children: Jackson Jeffrey (born 1999) and Reilly Ann (born 2002).


Who won the 2019 Solheim Cup.?




 Scotland’s Catriona Matthew returns as the European captain after leading the Euros to victory in Scotland in September.
 In 2019, Team Europe took a thrilling 14.5-13.5 victory at Gleneagles in Scotland, a thrilling win that came down to the final putt.

Team USA leads Team Europe, 10-6, all-time in Solheim Cup competition.



Next Solheim Cup 2021, when & where it is held.?



 Held every two years, the event has grown into the most prestigious international women’s professional golf team event.

 The next 2021 Solheim Cup is scheduled Sept. 4-6, 2021, at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.





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