Psyched For Solheim 2013!

Team USA members Jessica Korda and Michelle Wie (click to enlarge)

I am a huge fan of women’s golf. Well, that’s obvious. I have put a lot of time and effort into this blog which highlights women’s tennis and women’s golf primarily, among a few other sports posts. But I have to be honest. I’ve been kind of drifting in and out of golf this year. I was turned off by Sergio Garcia’s fried chicken comment. I was bummed by Ariya Jutanugarn getting hurt when it looked like she was about to take off. Some of my favorite players are either struggling or settling for mediocre results. But…now I think finally I will get the shot in the arm I need to reignite my fairway fandom: Solheim Cup. It’s that time again, when Team Europe takes on the Winning Team…er, I mean…Team USA. LOL. Although Team USA leads the overall Solheim Cup standings 8 to 4, Team Europe comes in as the defending Solheim champion. They won that honor with a 15-13 victory in 2011 at Killeen Castle in Ireland. It won’t be easy to repeat that feat as the series shifts back to American soil. Team Europe has never won in the States. It’s difficult to predict what will happen this year. It always is. This year it is particularly so, with 4 Solheim rookies on the USA squad and 6 rookies on the European side, including 17-year old Charley Hull, the youngest player in Solheim Cup history.

ALL PICS CLICK TO ENLARGE

TEAM EUROPE

front l-r: Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Catriona Matthew, Carin Koch (asst. captain), Liselotte Neumann (captain), Annika Sorenstam (asst captain), Beatriz Recari, Azahara Munoz; back l-r: Caroline Hedwall, Karine Icher, Caroline Masson, Suzann Pettersen, Anna Nordqvist, Giulia Sergas, Charley Hull, Carlota Ciganda

TEAM USA

front l-r: Morgan Pressel, Stacy Lewis, Laura Diaz (asst captain), Meg Mallon (captain), Dottie Pepper (asst captain), Lizette Salas, Cristie Kerr; back l-r: Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson, Jessica Korda, Brittany Lincicome, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lang, Angela Stanford, Gerina Piller

Carin Koch, Liselotte Neumann, Annika Sorenstam

Liselotte Neumann

Suzann Pettersen, Carin Koch, Giulia Sergas, Anna Nordqvist, Catriona Matthew, Charley Hull

Paula Creamer and Brittany Lincicome

bottom l-r: Morgan Pressel, Laura Diaz, Meg Mallon, Dottie Pepper; top l-r: Lexi Thompson, Jessica Korda, Brittany Lincicome, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lang

Meg Mallon

Morgan Pressel and Michelle Wie

Gerina Piller, Jessica Korda, Michelle Wie, Morgan Pressel, Paula Creamer, Lizette Salas

MORGAN PRESSEL

MICHELLE WIE

JESSICA KORDA

LEXI THOMPSON

STACY LEWIS and PAULA CREAMER

LIZETTE SALAS

GERINA PILLER

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