After Two Straight Losses, Team USA Looks To Rebound At 2015 Solheim Cup

Team USA (click to enlarge)

Before I move on to posting about Team USA at the 2015 Solheim Cup, let me first say how much I respect Team Europe and give them all the credit for winning in 2011 in Ireland and 2013 in Colorado, USA. However, I am unabashedly behind Our Ladies (meaning the American ladies, as I am an American) in Germany for Solheim 2015. Most…if not all…of my posts about Solheim Cup will be from the perspective of an American fan rooting for a United States win. But should we lose, I will tip my hat and honor Team Europe. United States Captain Juli Inkster, along with assistant captains Pat Hurst and Wendy Ward, will lead a potent American squad into the 14th playing of the premier team event in women’s golf.

 

Paula Creamer (click to enlarge)

There are some questions for Team USA. Is Michelle Wie fully healthy? How will rookie Alison Lee handle the heat of Solheim pressure? Is this the Solheim where tour ace Stacy Lewis shows her top form? One thing I don’t question are Inkster’s captain’s picks. She chose Paula Creamer and Brittany Lang. Of the players who qualified outright for the squad, only Morgan Pressel and Michelle Wie have winning Solheim match records. So adding the Pink Panther and Lang, both of whom have winning records in Solheim matches is a plus. In fact, at 12-6-5, Creamer has the best winning percentage of anybody on the team, including the non-playing captains. An American team without Paula…well, let’s just say I can’t see that as a wise decision. So let’s stop talking and start playing. May the best team win…and you know who I hope that is.

 

United States    Team USA
Name Age1 USA points
rank[5]
Points[5] Rolex
ranking
Solheim
experience
Prior Solheim
record
Juli Inkster
Non-playing captain
55 199219982000200220032005200720092011 15–12–7
Pat Hurst
Non-playing assistant captain
46 19982000200220052007 10–7–3
Wendy Ward
Non-playing assistant captain
42 200220032005 2–8–1
Stacy Lewis 30 1 1039.5 3 20112013 2–5–1
Lexi Thompson 20 2 701.0 8 2013 1–2–0
Cristie Kerr 37 3 499.5 14 2002200320052007200920112013 12–14–4
Michelle Wie 25 4 463.5 20 200920112013 6–5–1
Brittany Lincicome 29 5 440.5 13 2007200920112013 5–7–2
Morgan Pressel 27 6 398.5 24 2007200920112013 8–5–2
Angela Stanford 37 7 326.5 33 20032007200920112013 3–11–3
Gerina Piller 30 8 318.5 38 2013 0–2–1
Alison Lee 20 15 147.0 29 Rookie
Lizette Salas 26 9 291.5 32 2013 0–1–2
Brittany Lang
Captain’s pick
30 10 283.5 42 200920112013 5–4–2
Paula Creamer
Captain’s pick
29 11 277.5 40 20052007200920112013 12–6–5

 

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TEAM USA

CRISTIE KERR

 

STACY LEWIS

 

LEXI THOMPSON

 

MICHELLE WIE

 

BRITTANY LINCICOME

 

MORGAN PRESSEL

 

ANGELA STANFORD

 

GERINA PILLER

 

ALISON LEE

 

LIZETTE SALAS

 

BRITTANY LANG

 

PAULA CREAMER

 

GROUP

with caddies and USA Junior Solheim Team

 

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