Creamer replaces injured Korda at Solheim Cup

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American hopeful Jessica Korda has been forced to pull out of next week's Solheim Cup due to a forearm injury and will be replaced by Paula Creamer.

Team USA have suffered their first setback ahead of the biennial event at Des Moines next week.

The 24-year-old, who was forced to retire from the Women’s British Open last week at Kingsbarns, took to social media to announce her withdrawal.

Despite struggling with the injury for much of the 2017 season the young American still found herself fifth in the qualification rankings for Juli Inkster’s team.

Now, though, she has been forced to give up her spot in the USA side following an aggravation to her forearm which flared up again on the Fife coast.

Korda’s exit has paved the way for Paula Creamer to make the team and Inkster says she has no doubts about her back up option.

“The reason why I put Paula in the hat was she’d be there,” Inkster told the LPGA.

“She knows what’s going on. She has the experience. She’s playing well.”

The 31-year-old Solheim veteran also spoke of her delight.

“I’m very honoured. I’m ready to wear red, white and blue for the seventh time,” Creamer said.

“It’s pretty crazy and I’m excited, but it’s sad under these circumstances.”

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