Sunday, August 6, 2017

Solheim Cup Teams Announced

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The 2017 Solheim Cup teams have been announced. They are as follows:

Team USA

The following players made the team via the point system:

  • Lexi Thompson
  • Stacy Lewis
  • Gerina Piller
  • Cristie Kerr
  • Paula Creamer (chosen as replacement for the injured Jessica Korda)
  • Danielle Kang
  • Michelle Wie
  • Brittany Lang

The following players made in via the Rolex Rankings:
  • Brittany Lincicome
  • Lizette Salas

**The follow players were picked by Captain Juli Inkster:
  • Austin Ernst
  • Angel Yin
** No real surprise there, as Nelly Korda, Marina Alex, and Mo Martin did not step up when it counted most. Veterans Paula Creamer, Angela Stanford, and Morgan Pressel did not play well enough over the last two year period to deserve serious consideration.

Team Europe

The following players made it via the points system:

  • Georgia Hall
  • Florentyna Parker
  • Mel Reid
  • Carlota Ciganda

The following players made it via the Rolex Rankings:
  • Suzann Pettersen
  • Charley Hull
  • Karine Icher
  • Jodi Ewart Shadoff

**The following players were picked by Captain Annika Sorenstam:
  • Caroline Masson
  • Anna Nordqvist
  • Emily Pedersen
  • Madelene Sagstrom
** Picking two LPGA players in their rookie season (Pedersen and Sagstrom) is quite a surprise. Veterans such as Sandra Gal, Azahara Munoz, and Catriona Matthew were left off team.

This Week's Trivia Question:

When and Where was the first Solheim Cup held?

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1 comment:

  1. The European team seems quite weak, but you never know, they could surprise. It looks like the U S has 8 returning players and 4 new players. Pressel, Creamer, Stanford, and Alison Lee are not back for the U S. European team has 7 returning players and 5 new ones. Matthew, Nocera, Munoz, Hedwall, and Gal are not on the team this year.