Suzann Pettersen is returning as Europe captain after eight Solheim Cup playing appearances ©Getty Images

Two-time major winner Suzann Pettersen will be the captain of the 2024 European Solheim Cup golf team, reprising her role from the 2023 edition.

Pettersen, 41, was named captain for the 2023 Solheim Cup, set to take place from September 22 to 24 at Finca Cortesín, in Andalucía, Spain, but after impressing during the preparation, she has already been asked to lead the side for the 2024 edition.

The Norwegian has won 21 tournaments in her career, claiming titles such as the 2007 McDonalds Ladies Professional Golf Association Championship, and the 2013 Evian Championship.  

"I love the Solheim Cup and it’s such a unique honour to be asked to captain Team Europe again in 2024," said Pettersen, who has represented Team Europe nine times.

"Being offered the role for a second time before the 2023 matches have even been played is a little different to usual, as we usually play the competition every two years and announce the next captain after the competition.

"So far, my 2023 captaincy has been a pure joy so to be able to lead the team in Europe this year and then again next year in the US, near the nation’s capital, will be a great honour.

Pettersen holed the winning putt during the 2019 Solheim Cup as Team Europe won their sixth trophy ©Getty Images
Pettersen holed the winning putt during the 2019 Solheim Cup as Team Europe won their sixth trophy ©Getty Images

"My focus is on getting the team around the players and the atmosphere right and then taking that up to the next level."

Ladies European Tour chief executive Alexandra Armas expressed her satisfaction with Pettersen as a leader.

"Suzann was a natural choice to lead the 2024 European Solheim Cup team," said Armas.

"She is doing a superb job in her preparations for the 2023 Solheim Cup in Spain and her experience, passion and pride will make her a great leader in 2024.

"The players know and respect Suzann and this continuity in leadership will ensure that they have the best preparation as we drive towards another incredibly successful event in 2024."

Pettersen represented her continent during the Solheim Cup in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2019, retiring from playing after holing the winning putt during the 2019 edition.

The 2024 Solheim Cup is set to take place at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Virginia, United States from September 10 to 15 2024.

Stacy Lewis has been named as captain of the US team for the 2023 and 2024 editions of the tournament.