The Solheim Cup will move to even years from 2024 ©Getty Images

Golf's Solheim Cup will move to even years from 2024, it has been announced.

The decision has been confirmed by the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Ladies European Tour to avoid clashes with the men's Ryder Cup.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year's Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin was moved back to 2021.

It is scheduled to take place between September 21 and 26, just days after the Solheim Cup in Ohio which is set for August 31 to September 6.

Organisers had already confirmed that the 2021 Solheim Cup will not move, and the 2023 edition in Spain will also keep its place in the calendar.

But with the Ryder Cup now moving to odd years after the delay to this year's event, it has been decided to ensure that the Solheim Cup is played in different years from 2024.

It means there will be back-to-back editions in 2023 and 2024 before a break until 2026.

The change comes after this year's Ryder Cup was moved to 2021 ©Getty Images
The change comes after this year's Ryder Cup was moved to 2021 ©Getty Images

Both the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup feature teams from Europe and the United States squaring off against each other.

"With the world sporting schedule changing so much due to current difficulties, we felt it was in the best interest of the Solheim Cup to return to an off-year rotation with the Ryder Cup," said Dennis Baggett, the executive director of the Solheim Cup. 

"When the competition returns to the United States in 2024, I have no doubt fans will have an incredible opportunity to celebrate the best women golfers from the United States and Europe as they represent their home countries." 

Europe are the current holders of the Solheim Cup after winning last year's edition 14½-13½ at Gleneagles in Scotland.

Norway's Suzann Pettersen dramatically sealed victory by holing a putt on the 18th green, in the last match out on the course.