Europe Appoints Catriona Matthew As Captain For 2019 Solheim Cup

Catriona Matthew

(Photo/Ladies European Tour)

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — Catriona Matthew has been appointed as captain of Europe for the 2019 Solheim Cup, which will be staged in her native country of Scotland.

The 48-year-old Matthew made her ninth Solheim Cup appearance as a player in Europe’s 16 1/2-11 1/2 loss to the United States in Iowa last month. She has won 22 points in her career, leaving her third on Europe’s all-time list.

Matthew takes over from Annika Sorenstam, for whom she was a vice-captain this year before being called up as a late injury replacement.

The 2019 Solheim Cup will take place on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles.