2015 U.S. Solheim Cup team capsules


Here is a breakdown of United States captain Juli Inkster's 12-player roster for the 14th Solheim Cup, which will be Sept. 18-20 at St. Leon-Rot Golf Club in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Click here for European team capsules. The Europeans are the reigning champion, having won, 18-10, at Colorado Golf Club in 2012.

Paula CreamerPaula Creamer

Age: 29

Record: 12-6-5 (6th appearance)

World ranking: 48th

LPGA victories: 10 (one major)

The lowdown: Inkster made Creamer one of her two captain’s picks because she’s been the heart and soul of the U.S. Solheim Cup squad since 2005. Creamer easily boasts the best overall record on the American roster, though she is winless on the LPGA since March 2014.

Cristie KerrCristie Kerr

Age: 37

Record: 12-14-4 (8th appearance)

World ranking: 15th

LPGA victories: 17 (two majors)

The lowdown: A staple on the U.S. Solheim Cup squad since 2002. She has fared best at this competition in fourballs, sporting a 9-5-0 record. She has a losing record in foursomes (2-5-2) and singles (1-4-2).

Brittany LangBrittany Lang

Age: 30

Record: 5-4-2 (4th appearance)

World ranking: 41st

LPGA victories: 1

The lowdown: Lang is a captain's pick. She was one of the lone bright spots for the U.S. side in 2013, when she went 3-1. She is 2-0-1 in singles.

Alison LeeAlison Lee

Age: 20

Record: Rookie

World ranking: 27th

LPGA victories: 0

The lowdown: The only rookie on the American team is also an LPGA rookie. Lee has made 15 of 19 cuts this year, including five top-10s. Lee has also yet to be part of a losing U.S. squad in six combined amateur team appearances at the Junior Solheim Cup, Junior Ryder Cup and Curtis Cup.

Stacy LewisStacy Lewis

Age: 30

Record: 2-5-1 (3rd appearance)

World ranking: 3rd

LPGA victories: 11 (two majors)

The lowdown: Despite a victory drought that dates back to June 2014 and a less than ideal Solheim Cup record, the former world No. 1 brings a veteran presence and scrappiness to Inkster’s no-nonsense U.S. squad.

Brittany LincicomeBrittany Lincicome

Age: 29

Record: 5-7-2 (5th appearance)

World ranking: 14th

LPGA victories: 6 (two majors)

The lowdown: The big hitter broke a near four-year winless drought in April with her second major victory. She has struggled at this compeition in singles (1-3), but she's 4-4-2 as a doubles partner.

Gerina PillerGerina Piller

Age: 30

Record: 0-2-1 (2nd appearance)

World ranking: 37th

LPGA victories: 0

The lowdown: Piller is one of only two players on the U.S. team without an LPGA victory, but she qualified for the team with three top-10s in her last nine starts, including a tie for second at the Meijer LPGA. She went 0-2 in fourballs two years ago and halved her singles match.

Morgan PresselMorgan Pressel

Age: 27

Record: 8-5-2 (5th appearance)

World ranking: 23rd

LPGA victories: 2 (one major)

The lowdown: One of two Americans on the squad with a winning Solheim record. Though Pressel doesn’t have an LPGA win since 2008, she has come close this year with a playoff loss and a pair of top-fives in majors.

Lizette SalasLizette Salas

Age: 26

Record: 0-1-2 (2nd appearance)

World ranking: 32nd

LPGA victories: 1

The lowdown: Salas secured a spot on the team with a tie for second at the Meijer LPGA. It is her lone top-10 finish on tour this season. In her cup debut two years ago, Salas earned a pair of halves.

Angela StanfordAngela Stanford

Age: 37

Record: 3-11-3 (6th appearance)

World ranking: 35th

LPGA victories: 5

The lowdown: Stanford heads into her sixth Solheim Cup appearance as the second oldest member of the U.S. team (one month younger than Kerr). Stanford has proven she can shine on this stage, going 2-0-1 in 2007, but she’s winless on tour since 2012 and without a Solheim point since '09.

Lexi ThompsonLexi Thompson

Age: 20

Record: 1-2-0 (2nd appearance)

World ranking: 4th

LPGA victories: 5 (one major)

The lowdown: Lexi’s length off the tee is her strength, as evidenced by her Kraft Nabisco victory in 2014, in which she overpowered the golf course to win her first major. If she’s hitting it straight, it could be a huge advantage for the Americans.

Michelle WieMichelle Wie

Age: 25

Record: 6-5-1 (4th appearance)

World ranking: 20th

LPGA victories: 4 (one major)

The lowdown: The ultimate wildcard for Inkster’s squad. Wie started to fulfill some of her potential in 2014, culminating in a U.S. Open runaway, but has battled myriad injuries ever since. She has gone 3-0 in foursomes, but is 1-2 in singles.