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.
“You know what, to tell you the truth, I really didn’t have anybody else in mind,” said Inkster of her choice.
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