fter a surprising 18-10 defeat at the hands of Europe, the U.S. will need to wait until 2015 to try and regain the Solheim Cup. Here is a player-by-player look at the American squad, including grades and record.
Teenager Charley Hull showcased her fearlessness and indifference to pressure Saturday in helping Europe take a commanding lead Saturday at the Solheim Cup. And she wasn't the only rookie who stepped up for the Europeans.
After opening up a two-point lead after Friday, the Europeans stretched their lead to 10 1/2-5 1/2 after Saturday's action at the Solheim Cup. See how it all unfolded on another exciting day in Colorado.
When Anna Nordqvist holed a 7-iron at the par-3 17th, it ended all chances of a comeback from Morgan Pressel and Jessica Korda. The Europeans put their first, and only, full point on the board courtesy of that shot as the Americans rallied to within half a point.
A ruling that allowed Carlota Ciganda to take an improper drop -- which came to light after the round and did not change the outcome of the match -- became the post-round focus after Europe took a 5-3 lead after Day 1 at the Solheim Cup.
Cristie Kerr likes playing with Michelle Wie because Wie can putt up with "Kerrisms." Wie enjoys Kerr's company because she isn't affected by the crowds that follow the LPGA's most-recognizable player. On Friday, that led to a crucial point for the U.S.
As soon as Jessica Korda exited the gauntlet of screaming, costumed fans at No. 1 tee, she popped the first bite of a banana in her mouth. Halfway down the fairway, once partner Morgan Pressel had hit the approach, Korda knew that banana wasn’t staying down.
Twenty-four hours ago, Suzann Pettersen helped carry European team rookie Carlota Ciganda through pre-tournament press conferences. On Friday morning, Pettersen put a European point on the board with another rookie, Beatriz Recari.
Charley Hull addressed the media at the Solheim Cup with such wide eyes and upright posture that she served as a refreshing reminder not only of youth, but also a blissful mix of inexperience and naivete.
One is comfortable in jeans and flip flops, the other in dresses and high heels. But Stacy Lewis and Paula Creamer have a common bond: the will to win. And they'll attempt to bring the Solheim Cup back to the U.S.
Michelle Wie was the right pick. No matter what happens this week in Colorado, know that what Wie brings to the table – no matter how unorthodox – is good for Team USA and the LPGA. Wie needs the Solheim Cup as much as the Cup needs her.