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Saturday, August 5, 2017

The US Solheim Cup Gets Interesting

I haven't found the effect on the Euro standings yet, but GC posted an article about how the RICOH cut has affected the US Solheim Cup team. Eight players from the US points list and two off the US world rankings (based on the Rolex Rankings) get auto picks, then Juli Inkster gets two Captain's picks. Here's the short version of how things stand.

Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie and Morgan Pressel

The Top6 on the US points list are locks:
  1. Lexi Thompson
  2. Stacy Lewis
  3. Gerina Piller
  4. Cristie Kerr
  5. Jessica Korda (WD'ed from RICOH with injury but still hopes to play Solheim)
  6. Danielle Kang
Michelle Wie is at #7 but could get knocked out by seven other players, depending on how they finish. However, she's high enough on the world list that she could make it that way if she falters in the points list.

Several players need to win the RICOH to make the points list -- Marina Alex, Mo Martin, Jennifer Song and Alison Lee. Alex and Martin could also make it via the world list.

The Brittanies -- Lincicome and Lang -- plus Lizette Salas made the cut at the RICOH and have a chance to make the team via the world list.

Finally, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, Angela Stanford, Austin Ernst and Nelly Korda all need Captain's picks. But only Creamer and Pressel made the cut, and neither has played particularly well this season.

So there's a lot riding on the RICOH for the US Solheim Cup team. I'm glad I'm not in Juli Inkster's place. She's going to have some hard decisions to make.


  1. Angel Yin is at -8 and is ahead of Nelly Korda in the CME, money list, birdies, gir and driving distance

  2. NBC adds two Sat hours of Solheim Cup

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  5. Wasn't a fan of Woburn nor Kingsbarns, which were both chosen by LGU before R&A merger; Troon, Muirfield, St. George's, Wales, No Ire?

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  7. Ernst was alt two yrs ago; Pedersen missed Rio