LPGA News: Angela Stanford Named Assistant Captain for 2023 U.S. Solheim Cup Team

Angela Stanford in 2009. By Wojciech Migda (wmigda) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

Stanford, the 2018 Amundi Evian Championship winner, is a six-time veteran of U.S. Team

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 27, 2022 – U.S. Solheim Cup Captain Stacy Lewis has selected Angela Stanford as her third assistant captain of the 2023 U.S. Solheim Cup Team. Stanford, the 2018 Amundi Evian Championship winner and a six-time member of the U.S. Team, joins Morgan Pressel and Natalie Gulbis as assistant captains, working with Lewis and the top 12 American female golfers at the Solheim Cup, which will be held at Finca Cortesin in Spain on Sept. 22-24, 2023.

“I’ve known Angela for a long time and I’m so happy that she agreed to work with me at the 2023 Solheim Cup,” said Lewis. “Angela has a great eye for statistics, finding the little details that go into picking the best players and making the right line-up combinations. As we look ahead to our week in Spain, I know that I have three great people – and great friends – who will work with me to bring these players the best experience, on both sides of the ropes.”

Stanford has been a member of the LPGA Tour since 2001. She has six LPGA Tour victories, including earning her first major title at the 2018 Amundi Evian Championship in her 18th season on Tour. She has competed in six Solheim Cups, representing the USA in 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015. In 2015, Stanford earned the winning point for the U.S. Team with her 2-and-1 victory over Suzann Pettersen.

“I am extremely honored and excited to be part of Stacy’s team in 2023. Stacy’s passion for women’s golf and the Solheim Cup is truly awesome. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love the Solheim Cup, and I’m so happy to represent my country again,” said Stanford. “I look forward to the opportunity to learn from Stacy, Morgan and Natalie, and work to bring the Cup back to America!”

Lewis and Stanford were U.S. teammates in 2011, 2013 and 2015, and were both assistant captains under Captain Pat Hurst at the 2021 Solheim Cup.

The 2023 Solheim Cup will be held at Finca Cortesin in Spain on Sept. 22-24, with Suzann Pettersen serving as captain for Team Europe. Information on ticket options and prices is available at solheimcup2023.eu.


About The Solheim Cup
The Solheim Cup combines the tradition and prestige of the game of golf with passion for one’s country and continent. This biennial international match-play competition features the best U.S. players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and the best European players from the Ladies European Tour (LET).

The Solheim Cup is named in honor of Karsten Solheim, the founder of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, which makes PING golf equipment. In 1990, the Solheim family, in conjunction with the LPGA and the LET, developed the concept and became the title sponsor for the Solheim Cup. Today, the Global Partners of the Solheim Cup are PING, Costa del Sol and Rolex.

Held every two years, the event has grown into the most prestigious international women’s professional golf team event. The 2023 Solheim Cup will be held at Finca Cortesin in Spain on Sept. 22-24. In 2021, Team Europe earned a 15-13 victory at Inverness Club in Ohio, winning the competition for the second consecutive time. Team USA leads Team Europe, 10-7, all-time in Solheim Cup competition.

For more information, visit www.solheimcup.com.