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Des Moines 2017 Solheim Cup - TV Schedule & Predictions

The 2017 Solheim Cup is scheduled for August 18-20 at Des Moines Golf and Country Club. The tournament format includes foursome and fourball matches on the first two days and singles matches on the final day (Sunday). United States is the current holder of the Cup. Below are TV schedule and predictions for the 2017 Solheim Cup.

U.S. TV Schedule
*Subject to change, error

Opening Ceremony - Thursday August 17 - Golf Channel - 6 PM to 7 PM ET
Day 1 - Friday August 18 - Golf Channel  - 9 AM & 4 PM ET
Day 2 - Saturday August 19 - Golf Channel - Start 8 AM ET
Day 3 - Sunday August 20 - Golf Channel - 12:30 PM to 4 PM ET
Day 3 - Sunday August 20 - NBC - 4 PM to 6 PM ET
Live streaming on Golf Channel Digital/Mobile

⛳Venue

Where: Des Moines Golf and Country Club
Architect: Pete Dye
Notable Events hosted: 1999 U.S. Senior Open
*This year's venue will combine holes from the North Course and the South Course.

Trends / Predictions

✪ The Solheim Cup has been played 14 times with the United States winning 9 for a 64 percent success rate. Europe won its only away matches in 2013 in high-altitude Colorado. The U.S. team is expected to field seven top-30 players in the world rankings, while Europe will have five. Anna Norquist, the highest ranked European, won't be able to qualify for the team via points (due injuries and lack of play) and will need a captain's pick.

U.S. (chance of winning) - 72%
Europe (chance of winning) - 28%

✪ The United States has historically been dominant at home, winning by at least three points in six of the seven events it hosted. The lone exception was in 2013, where the European team benefited from the high altitude as well as U.S. star players suffering from poor form. Things are in reverse this year as top European stars are playing mediocrely coming in. Norquist has been beset by injuries, while Suzann Pettersen is not in top form. Still, Europe has several young and talented players in the squad who are capable of producing strong performances. However, many of them would be Solheim Cup rookies.

U.S. (Predicted Points): 16
Europe (Predicted Points): 12

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