In a historic four-man session on Friday morning at the Solheim Cup, the US team dominated the Europeans, winning the session 4-0.
It was the Americans’ best start ever in the format as they look to regain the Solheim Cup for the first time since 2017.
Observers were surprised when US captain Stacy Lewis chose to field two American stars for the opening session; World number 2 Lilia Vu and rising superstar Rose Zhang only played as a foursome in the afternoon. But the strategy paid off as Lewis’ veterans (Lexi Thompson, Nelly Korda and Danielle Kang) put in a strong performance in the foursome.
The afternoon four-ball session was a different story. Three of the four games came to the 18th hole, and the U.S. team ended up drawing two games and losing two, increasing the score from 4-0 to 5-3 with two games remaining.
Despite the loss of momentum, Lewis stuck with three of her four matches on Friday morning for Saturday’s first session, replacing only Ally Ewing and Cheyenne Knight – who scored the biggest win of the morning with scores of 5 and 4 – with Lilia Vu and Jennifer Kupcho. Lewis also decided to use Zhang again for the morning session.
Below are the matchups and start times for the Saturday morning session of the Solheim Cup. Following the morning session, four four-ball games conclude the second day and set the stage for an epic Sunday finale where all 12 players compete in singles action. You can catch all the action Friday from 2 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET on Golf Channel and Peacock.
Solheim Cup foursome matches on Saturday morning, start times (ET)
Game 1, 2:10 p.m — Lilia Vu/Jennifer Kupcho (USA) vs. Emily Pedersen/Carlota Ciganda (EUR)
Game 2, 2:22 p.m — Lexi Thompson/Megan Khang (USA) vs. Leona Maguire/Anna Nordqvist (EUR)
Game 3, 2:34 p.m — Nelly Korda/Allisen Corpuz (USA) vs. Celine Boutier/Georgia Hall (EUR)
Game 4, 2:46 p.m — Danielle Kang/Andrea Lee (USA) vs. Maja Stark/Linn Grant (EUR)
https://golf.com/news/solheim-cup-saturday-foursomes-lineup/ Rose Zhang has to sit out again