Gleneagles for Solheim Cup
Scotland's Gleneagles course will host the 16th Solheim Cup in 2019 after beating off a "competitive" challenge from Sweden, the Ladies European Tour announced yesterday.
Regarded as the most prestigious international women's professional golf team event, the biennial competition between Europe and the United States has not been held in Scotland since 2000, when it was played in Loch Lomond.
The final choice was between Gleneagles, the venue for Europe's successful defence of the Ryder Cup in 2014, and the Bro Hof Slott Golf Club, near Stockholm.
"I want to congratulate the Scotland bid team for their work," said tour chief executive Ivan Khodabakhsh. "It was an extremely close decision and our heartfelt thanks go to our friends from Sweden for their hugely impressive bid."