TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug. 30, 2021 – Solheim Cup organizers have confirmed the teams for the BMW Celebrity Match that will take place on September 2 at 2 p.m. at Inverness Club in lead up to the 17th edition of the Solheim Cup. The match will feature celebrities and past Solheim Cup participants, battling for the inaugural crown in two teams teeing off No. 10 in a scramble format.
Previously announced participant and multi-Platinum selling, three-time GRAMMY Award-winning country artist Darius Rucker will join the Red Team with Radio Hall of Fame host and former NFL defensive lineman Mike Golic, former NHL player Jeremy Roenick, Olympic speed skating gold medalist Dan Jansen and five-time MLB All-Star Torii Hunter.
The Red Team will also feature four-time major champion and 2021 European Solheim Cup vice captain Laura Davies, six-time European Team member Alison Nicholas and four-time U.S. Team members Michelle Redman and Laura Diaz, as well as Trish Johnson, fresh off her win at the 2021 Senior LPGA Championship.
The Blue Team includes actor Michael Peña, Pro Football Hall of Fame member and former NFL running back Marshall Faulk, four-time women’s hockey Olympian Angela Ruggiero, two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson and former MLB outfielder Jacque Jones.
The players competing for the Blue Team will be 2005 U.S. Solheim Cup captain and 48-time LPGA Tour winner Nancy Lopez, major champion Karen Stupples, three-time U.S. Solheim Cup Team member Wendy Ward, six-time U.S. Team member Morgan Pressel and three-time U.S. captain and 31-time LPGA Tour winner, Juli Inkster. Below are the full teams and matchups:
|Red Team||Blue Team|
|Darius Rucker||Laura Davies||Michael Peña||Nancy Lopez|
|Mike Golic||Alison Nicholas||Marshall Faulk||Karen Stupples|
|Jeremy Roenick||Michelle Redman||Angela Ruggiero||Wendy Ward|
|Dan Jansen||Trish Johnson||Bubba Watson||Morgan Pressel|
|Torii Hunter||Laura Diaz||Jacque Jones||Juli Inkster|
The BMW Celebrity Match is open to anyone attending the Solheim Cup on September 2. Tickets can be found at www.solheimcupusa.com. With a full week of action set to take place at the 2021 Solheim Cup, fans can also purchase various ticket and hospitality packages to enjoy every activity in Toledo at Inverness Club. New in 2021 is the Meijer Pavilion, which will give ticketholders a 300-degree view of the surrounding holes and upgraded food and beverage options, with local bands playing everyday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The 2021 Solheim Cup event will take place Sept. 4-6 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. U.S. Captain Pat Hurst, along with Assistant Captains Angela Stanford, Michelle Wie West and Stacy Lewis, will lead the best players from the United States as they look to reclaim the Solheim Cup on home soil. Europe will once again be helmed by Captain Catriona Matthew, with Vice Captains Laura Davies, Kathryn Imrie and Suzann Pettersen by her side.