Here's who will be in the American Solheim Cup team at Gleneagles
Who has made it into the American Solheim Cup team for Gleneagles?
In September, Juli Inkster will captain the American Solheim Cup team for the final time as they look to defend their title in Scotland.
The CP Women’s Open which concluded this weekend was the final qualifying event for the team and following the announcement of Juli Inkster’s captain’s picks we now know all of the players who will represent their country.
American Solheim Cup team: How it works
The American side is selected in a slightly different way to the European team.
The first eight spots are filled by the top eight in the American Solheim Cup points rankings, with the next two spaces going to the two highest in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings who are not already qualified.
After that, the final two spots are decided by the captain, who selects two players of her choice.
So, here’s who’s in the team:
Solheim Points list
- Lexi Thompson
- Nelly Korda
- Danielle Kang
- Lizette Salas
- Jessica Korda
- Marina Alex
- Megan Khang
- Brittany Altomare
Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings
- Angel Yin
- Annie Park
Juli Inkster’s captain’s picks
- Morgan Pressel
- Ally McDonald
Stacy Lewis was originally selected as a captain’s pick alongside Morgan Pressel, but as Solheim Cup week got underway she struggles with a back injury and was forced to withdraw. This opened the door for Ally McDonald who received a call-up from Juli Inkster.
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