Solheim Cup 2017: Paula Creamer Replaces Jessica Korda

A Big Change For The U.S. Solheim Cup Team

When the Rioch Women’s British Open came to a close on Sunday night, U.S. Solheim Cup Captain Juli Inkster announced her final team for the tournament.

Eight players make the U.S. team — two make the team through Rolex World Ranking, and two players are chosen through captain’s picks.

However, every year, the captain of each team writes down a name as an “alternate” just in case someone gets injured or withdraws from the tournament at the last second. Only the captains knows the pick, one that’s usually a non-issue.

But when Jessica Korda announced that she wouldn’t be able to play in the Solheim Cup due to a left forearm injury, Inkster’s alternate pick suddenly became very important.

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Paula Creamer
That important name is Paula Creamer who will be taking Korda’s place in the event.
“You know what, to tell you the truth, I really didn’t have anybody else in mind,” said Inkster of her choice.
The former world number two sunk the winning putt for the Americans two years ago. She has a 14-8-5 playing record, and her 16.5-point average is tied for the third-best total in U.S. team history.
In addition to her match-play experience, Creamer has been one of the more recognizable American names on the LPGA Tour for almost a decade. She has 10 career Tour victories and has 15 top-10 finishes in majors, including a win at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open.

Des Moines Country Club, in Iowa, hosts the event, which runs from August 18-20. For a full list of the U.S. Solheim Cup team visit LPGA.com