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The BBC has struck a deal with the Ladies European Tour to cover the 2019 Solheim Cup.

A one-hour highlights programme will be shown on either BBC Two or BBC Four at the conclusion of each day of play during this year’s match at Gleneagles.

The programme will also be broadcast on BBC iPlayer.

The news means that all UK viewers will now get to see dedicated coverage, as Team Europe, led by Scotland’s Catriona Matthew, attempt to regain the trophy from Team USA, captained by Juli Inkster.

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“We’re delighted that the BBC will bring Europe’s team game to the whole of the UK for the first time,” said Ladies European Tour CEO, Mark Lichtenhein. “Team golf is always an exciting way to engage fans and this year’s Solheim Cup promises to be another fantastic showcase for our sport and players.

“We are confident that this highlights arrangement will introduce this excitement to a new audience which has yet to experience how unique the Solheim Cup is, not just in golf, but in women’s sport altogether.”

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The 2019 Solheim Cup takes place over the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles from September 13-15.

Catriona Matthew Solheim Cup

Today’s announcement follows a marked increase in the BBC’s women’s sports coverage, with the Solheim Cup joining the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Netball World Cup and Wimbledon amongst the highlights this summer.

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Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport, commented: “We are thrilled to add the Solheim Cup to an already stellar summer of women’s sport. We’ll be there to bring all of the key moments to the widest possible audience as the tournament unfolds.”

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Paul Bush, Director of Events at VisitScotland, added: “It is terrific news that The 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles has been added to the exciting line up of women’s sport being screened on BBC channels this summer. Not only will this enhance the exposure of world-class women’s golf to a greater audience, it will further showcase Scotland’s outstanding assets when it comes to hosting the biggest events in world golf.”

Tickets for the match are available from just £10 per person, with children being admitted free of charge. To find out more, log-on to www.solheimcup2019.com


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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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