Report cards: 2015 U.S. Solheim Cup team


Paula Creamer (2-2)

Paula Creamer
Grade B+

Skinny: Given the pressure that was on her as a captain’s pick and the positions she was in (first out on Friday, last out on Sunday), she thrived.

Cristie Kerr (3-0-1)

Cristie Kerr
Grade A

Skinny: The wily veteran continued to show her younger teammates how to get the job done. She was so, so good with Lexi Thompson.

Brittany Lang (0-2-1)

Brittany Lang
Grade C

Skinny: Not sure much was expected as a captain’s pick but this is her fourth Solheim Cup and she was never able to find her rhythm.

Alison Lee (1-3)

Alison Lee
Grade C

Skinny: Crazy week for the rookie started with food poisoning, ended with a crucial singles victory and had controversy with Pettersen in between.

Stacy Lewis (2-2)

Stacy Lewis
Grade C+

Skinny: Found form on Saturday when she needed it and seems to have found a partner in Piller. But more was expected from the top U.S. player.

Brittany Lincicome (0-4)

Brittany Lincicome
Grade F

Skinny: You just can’t be on the winning team, not contribute and get a good grade. Should’ve been more of an advocate for Lee in controversial match.

Gerina Piller (3-0-1)

Gerina Piller
Grade A+

Skinny: Played best while under pressure and helped light a much-needed spark under Lewis. Made putt of a lifetime to save the Solheim Cup.

Morgan Pressel (2-2)

Morgan Pressel
Grade B+

Skinny: Was 1-2 with Creamer. Singles win over Matthew was big early and gave the U.S. a chance. Matthew hadn’t lost singles match since 1998.

Lizette Salas (1-2)

Lizette Salas
Grade C+

Skinny: Didn’t do much in team matches, but she poured it on late in singles to win match against Munoz and keep her winless for the week.

Angela Stanford (1-2)

Angela Stanford
Grade B

Skinny: Her Solheim Cup record is atrocious and she lost her first two team matches. But singles win over Pettersen was both monumental and impressive.

Lexi Thompson (2-0-2)

Lexi Thompson
Grade A

Skinny: Teamed with Kerr to easily produce the best American team for the week. Was first out in singles and produced a half point.

Michelle Wie (1-2)

Michelle Wie
Grade C

Skinny: Surprising to see her only play three times, but it was apparent she couldn’t play 36 holes a day. Simply put, more was expected from her.

Juli Inkster, Captain

Juli Inkster
Grade A+

Skinny: Easy to say now, but she did one of the best captain’s jobs ever. She eliminated the clutter and her team truly loved her. She’ll be captain again in 2017 if she wants to be.