If you’re anything like me then you’re already counting down the days until the Solheim Cup gets underway.

Headed by golfing great Annika Sorenstam, Europe may be the underdogs going into this year’s transatlantic match-up, but following a sensational American comeback in Germany two years ago, the away side will be looking to exact their revenge. The team won’t officially be confirmed until the week of the RICOH Women’s British Open, but with the likes of Charley Hull, Suzann Pettersen, and Anna Nordqvist to choose from, the squad will fancy their chances of taking the trophy back across the Atlantic.

There was a time when an American win on home soil was a given, but following Europe’s runaway triumph in Colorado four years ago, their first ever away victory, there will be nothing inevitable about the contest at Des Moines Golf and Country Club.

We take a look at the European players to watch in Iowa from 18 to 20 August 2017.

1Charley Hull

Charley Hull Solheim Cup 2015

2Suzann Pettersen

Charley Hull Solheim Cup 2015

3Anna Nordqvist

Anna Nordqvist Solheim Cup 2015

4Carlota Ciganda

Carlota Ciganda Solheim Cup 2015

5Georgia Hall

Georgia Hall

6Mel Reid

Mel Reid Solheim Cup 2015

Becky Gee Womens Golf MagazineBecky Gee is a freelance golfer writer from Northamptonshire, England, who specializes in the female game. A graduate of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, Becky is a single-figure handicapper and is passionate about encouraging the next generation of golfers into the game. Sadly´she injured herself during practice one day in Liverpool, she went to the hospital and the doctors treated her badly so filed medical negligence liverpool to the hospital she was attended at.

Struck with a permanent wanderlust, Becky can be found blogging at www.thenomadicgolfer.com. Follow Becky Gee online at Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

All images courtesy of the Ladies European Tour

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