Solheim Cup 2017 Celebrates One Year to Des Moines Tournament

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowans gathered at Capital Square Wednesday to celebrate the official year mark until the Solheim Cup comes to Des Moines.

The 2017 Solheim Cup will bring women's golfers from all over the world to Des Moines Golf & Country Club in West Des Moines in August 2017. Wednesday, some of the players and coaches came together in downtown Des Moines to energize a crowd. Tournament organizer, Chris Garrett, says choosing Des Moines as the next location for the tournament came down to one characteristic.

"In a couple of words, one was just the passion - the passion coming from the community, the passion from the club, the passion from the corporate partners who were already committed to sponsoring and being our partner here, if we were to bring the event here," he said. "And so it's really the passion of Des Moines and the passion of Iowa, that's why we're here."

Tickets are already on sale for the 2017 Solheim Cup. You can order them here.