- How have Europe moved closer to Team USA?
Team USA has the world’s top two players in their squad, with two-time major winner Lilia Vu joined by Nelly Korda, although the disparity between the two sides in terms of world ranking is as close as it has ever been.
The average Rolex World Ranking of Team Europe at the time of qualification was 42.25 compared to USA’s 24.42, but the numbers are skewed slightly by Emily Pedersen and Caroline Hedwall coming from outside the world’s top 100.
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Europe has the advantage of players inside the world’s top 20, with five playing compared to the American’s four, with both teams containing several golfers who have impressed in majors during recent months.
Celine Boutier claimed a breakthrough major win at the Evian Championship and Charley Hull is a two-time runner-up in majors this year, cementing both as world top 10 players, with both now hoping to feature in a third consecutive European victory this week.