Breakdown of every player on 2017 U.S. Solheim Cup team

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Breakdown of every player on 2017 U.S. Solheim Cup team

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Breakdown of every player on 2017 U.S. Solheim Cup team

The teams for the 2017 Solheim Cup were announced Sunday, which means we are all set for the matches – scheduled for Aug. 18-20 at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa.

With the squads now revealed, we break down every player on the U.S. team. (You can get the European synopsis here.)

***UPDATE: Jessica Korda has withdrawn from the event. An alternate picked Sunday will be announced some time between now and Aug. 17.

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Austin Ernst (Captain’s Pick)

Age: 25
Previous appearances: 0
Overall record: Rookie
Skinny: Inkster wasn’t going to pass her up a second time. Ranks 11th on tour in birdies.

Danielle Kang

Age: 24
Previous appearances: 0
Overall record: Rookie
Skinny: Two-time U.S. Women’s Amateur champ is a proven force in match play.

Danielle Kang is a major winner in 2017. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Cristie Kerr

Age: 39
Previous appearances: 8
Overall record: 15-14-5
Skinny: Known for giving her partners confidence, especially on the greens.

 

Brittany Lang

Age: 31
Previous appearances: 4
Overall record: 5-6-3
Skinny: Gets on well with a lot of players and can lighten the mood. Won twice with Lincicome.

Stacy Lewis

Age: 32
Previous appearances: 3
Overall record: 4-7-1
Skinny: Less experienced team means Lewis will be called upon more for leadership.

Veteran Stacy Lewis will look to improve her Solheim Cup record. (Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Brittany Lincicome

Age: 31
Previous appearances: 5
Overall record: 5-11-2
Skinny: Bulk of this two-time major winner’s career points come from four-balls.

Gerina Piller

Age: 32
Previous appearances: 2
Overall record: 3-2-2
Skinny: Sank the putt that secured victory for the Americans in Germany.

Lizette Salas

Age: 28
Previous appearances: 2
Overall record: 1-3-2
Skinny: Surge of top-20 finishes in past two months secured her spot. Comin’ in hot.

Lexi Thompson

Age: 22
Previous appearances: 2
Overall record: 3-2-2
Skinny: Highest-ranked player in event should help set tone inside ropes. Thompson-Kerr are 2-0-1 together.

It’s been a tough season off the course for Lexi Thompson, but she’s still flourished on the links in 2017. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

Michelle Wie

Age: 27
Previous appearances: 4
Overall record: 7-7-1
Skinny: Is neck well enough to go 36 holes? Didn’t play four-balls in Germany.

Angel Yin (Captain’s Pick)

Age: 18
Previous appearances: 0
Overall record: Rookie
Skinny: Long-bombing rookie who’s a barrel of laughs. Would pair well with Kerr.

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