2019 Solheim Cup: How to watch Friday’s Day 1 action at Gleneagles

September 12, 2019

After several days of practice, hype, and lost clubs (not to mention a little bit of good-natured trash talk), the 2019 Solheim Cup is finally set to begin on Friday. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the action on Day 1.

2019 Solheim Cup: Day 1 preview

The U.S. team has won the last two Solheim Cups, and hold a big advantage over the history of the event, having won 10 of 15 Cups since its debut in 1990. However, their European counterparts will have the benefit of home-field advantage at Gleneagles in Scotland. Four of Team Europe’s five wins have come on European soil.

The American team also features a total of six rookies โ€” which account for half the team โ€” but are led by Captain Juli Inkster, who also piloted the winning U.S. teams in 2015 and 2017.

On Thursday, Inkster and European Captain Catriona Matthew decided the matchups for Friday’s morning session, which consists of four foursomes matches. Here’s the rundown and tee times for Friday foursomes below.

2019 Solheim Cup: Friday Day 1 matches

Match 1: 8:10 a.m. local / 3:10 a.m. ET

Morgan Pressel and Marina Alex vs. Carlota Ciganda and Bronte Law

Match 2: 8:22 a.m. local / 3:22 a.m. ET

Lexi Thompson and Brittany Altomare vs. Georgia Hall and Celine Boutier

Match 3: 8:34 a.m. local / 3:34 a.m. ET

Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda vs. Caroline Masson and Jodi Ewart Shadoff

Match 4: 8:46 a.m. local / 3:46 a.m. ET

Megan Khang and Annie Park vs. Charley Hull and Azahara Munoz

For those in the U.S., you’re going to have to wake up really early to catch Friday morning’s action. Fortunately though, you will be able to watch thanks to Golf Channel’s extensive 10 1/2 hours of coverage, beginning at 3 a.m. ET. Here’s the full TV schedule for Friday-Sunday:

2019 Solheim Cup: TV schedule (ET)

Friday: 3 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Saturday: 3 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Sunday: 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Golf Channel)

Once the morning action is complete, the captains will make their choices for the Friday afternoon four-balls session, which will consists of another four matches.

For a more in-depth preview of this week’s Solheim Cup, check out this week’s Drop Zone Podcast, featuring a hilarious interview with U.S. team member Danielle Kang:

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