2021 U.S. Solheim Cup Standings: The Race to Make Team USA

The US team celebrates after winning the Solheim Cup in St. Leon-Rot, Germany on September 20,2015. (Photo by Uwe Anspach via Getty Images)

The Solheim Cup, the LPGA’s biennial Ryder Cup-style matches – pitting America against Europe, will be contested this year at the acclaimed Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.

Team USA’s selection process was somewhat altered due to the COVID-19 interruption, so instead of eight players qualifying by points, only seven will make the team via points. This will give U.S. Captain Patty Hurst an extra pick (three instead of two).

“The Solheim Cup Committee felt that providing the USA captain with an additional pick was appropriate given the change in playing opportunities in 2020 and 2021,” said Heather Daly-Donofrio, the LPGA’s Chief Tour Operations Officer. “The Committee continually monitors all points standings and rankings to ensure the fairest possible method of selecting Team USA.”

Two players will still be able to qualify through the Rolex Rankings (the top two who have not already qualified through points).

To recap: Team USA will be comprised of 12 players – Seven (7) off the points list; two (2) through Rolex Rankings (not already qualified through points); and three (3) captain’s picks.

Europe’s 12-women team will be comprised of two (2) players off the Ladies European Tour points list, four (4) from the Rolex Rankings, and six (6) captain’s picks.

Danielle Kang of Team USA gives a kiss to her mother Grace Lee on the first tee during the morning foursomes matches of the Solheim Cup at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club on August 18, 2017 in West Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

As of now, the seven Americans qualifying off points are Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang, Lexi Thompson, Austin Ernst, Ally Ewing, Jessica Korda, and Meghan Kang.

The two Rolex Rankings qualifiers would be Jennifer Kupcho and Amy Olson.

The only change within both the Solheim Cup points list and Rolex Rankings was Nelly Korda moving to No. 1 following her second-place finish at the LOTTE Championship. Nothing else changed in terms of players jockeying for positions.

Both teams will be finalized following the AIG Women’s Open (Aug. 19-22, 2021).


2021 U.S. Solheim Cup Standings

This post is updated every Tuesday by noon (EST), leading up to the unveiling of the Team USA. Last updated on 4/20/2021.


U.S. Solheim Cup: Points Race

1. Nelly Korda (372.50)
2. Danielle Kang (360.50)
3. Lexi Thompson (200.50)
4. Austin Ernst (190.00)
5. Ally Ewing (177.50)
6. Jessica Korda (177.00)
7. Megan Khang (153.00)
8. Stacy Lewis (138.50)
9. Angela Stanford (131.50)
10 Amy Olson (129.00)
Top seven (7) qualify for Team USA

U.S. Solheim Cup: Rolex Race

1. Jennifer Kupcho (4.05)
2. Amy Olson (3.29)
3. Stacy Lewis (2.96)
4. Lizette Salas (2.51)
5. Marina Alex (2.45)
6. Brittany Altomare (2.35)
7. Angela Stanford (2.17)
8. Kristen Gillmen (1.81)
Top two (2) qualify for Team USA
Rolex list only includes players who haven’t qualified thru points.

U.S. Solheim Cup: Potential Captain’s Picks

Rank-Player (Pts Standing, Rolex Standing)
1. Stacy Lewis (8,3)
2. Angela Stanford (9, 7)
3. Brittany Altomare (11, 6)
4. Marina Alex (12, 5)
5. Lizette Salas (34, 4)
Team USA Captain Patty Hurst gets three (3) picks.


Previous U.S. Solheim Cup Standings

From 4/13/21


U.S. Solheim Cup: Points Race

1. Danielle Kang (360.50)
2. Nelly Korda (342.50)
3. Lexi Thompson (193.00)
4. Austin Ernst (182.50)
5. Ally Ewing (177.50)
6. Jessica Korda (177.00)
7. Megan Khang (153.00)
8. Stacy Lewis (138.50)
9. Angela Stanford (131.50)
10 Amy Olson (129.00)
Top seven (7) qualify for Team USA

U.S. Solheim Cup: Rolex Race

1. Jennifer Kupcho (4.08)
2. Amy Olson (3.26)
3. Stacy Lewis (2.99)
4. Lizette Salas (2.56)
5. Marina Alex (2.50)
6. Brittany Altomare (2.35)
7. Angela Stanford (2.17)
8. Kristen Gillmen (1.81)
Top two (2) qualify for Team USA
Rolex list only includes players who haven’t qualified thru points.

U.S. Solheim Cup: Potential Captain’s Picks

Rank-Player (Pts Standing, Rolex Standing)
1. Stacy Lewis (8,3)
2. Angela Stanford (9, 7)
3. Brittany Altomare (11, 6)
4. Marina Alex (12, 5)
5. Lizette Salas (34, 4)
Team USA Captain Patty Hurst gets three (3) picks.


Previous U.S. Solheim Cup Standings

From 3/30/21

U.S. Solheim Cup: Points Race

1. Danielle Kang (333.50)
2. Nelly Korda (285.50)
3. Lexi Thompson (193.00)
4. Austin Ernst (182.50)
5. Jessica Korda (177.00)
6. Stacy Lewis (138.50)
7. Ally Ewing (132.50)
8. Angela Stanford (131.50)
9. Amy Olson (129.00)
10. Brittany Altomare (121.00)
Top seven (7) qualify for Team USA

U.S. Solheim Cup: Rolex Race

1. Jennifer Kupcho (4.18)
2. Amy Olson (3.23)
3. Lizette Salas (2.66)
4. Marina Alex (2.55)
5. Yealimi Noh (2.40)
6. Brittany Altomare (2.39)
7. Megan Khang (2.33)
8. Angela Stanford (2.17)
Top two (2) qualify for Team USA

U.S. Solheim Cup: Potential Captain’s Picks

Rank-Player (Pts Standing, Rolex Standing)
1. Angela Stanford (8, 8)
2. Brittany Altomare (10, 6)
3. Marina Alex (12, 4)
4. Megan Khang (11, 7)
5. Yealimi Noh (22, 5)
Team USA Captain Patty Hurst gets three (3) picks.



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