Inside the Ropes Solheim Cup Fashion Personalities and Little Known Facts


Three days of big personalities, rivalries, and fashion added to the biggest Womens International Sporting Event of the year, the Solheim Cup. With 24 women golfers and their captains involved, we had a chance to see the personalities of the athletes that make this game what it is.
While each team had a designated outfit to wear each day, similar to the Ryder Cup, the women added their own flare and sense of style to make them stand out.
Younger players on the U.S. team marked their team spirit by accessorizing their outfits with items that the fans associate with them. Christina Kim wore her trademark pigtails with her backwards Kangol cap. While Paula Creamer traded in her pink clothing for the U.S uniform of red, white, and blue while adding youthful touches of hairbows, facial tattoos and red sweat bands. With the temporary tattoos adorning the cheeks of the newer players, Team Captain Nancy Lopez joined the young blood by adorning her arm with a temporary flag tattoo.
Though the Europeans did not add as much flare to their outfits, teammate Suzanne Pettersen did put blue streaks to her blonde ponytail. The rest of her team chose to leave any unusual fashion choices out of the tournament.
While some may have taken notice of the accessories Natalie Gulbis and the others wore, the announcers guided our attention to the large black umbrella U.S. teammate Laura Diaz held during the rain-free tournament. Diaz smartly used the umbrella to keep the suns harsh rays away as to not overheat the five and a half month pregnant mom to be. Never once slowing down, Diaz is a great example of a working mom. And if you think being pregnant is tough while playing a major tournament then European player Iben Tinning will be your new personal hero. 16 weeks pregnant with twins did not stop Tinning from competing in this International Event.
And those cheers you heard from the U.S. Team wining the match by 15 points to Europes 12 and reclaiming the Solheim Cup, were not just coming from the golf fans in Indiana. The U.S. Ping Jr. Solheim Cup member and U.S. Womens Amateur Champion Morgan Pressel lead the cheers with her teammates for their sister competitors. It wont be long before we see members of the Jr. Solheim Cup competing in the real thing.