Solheim so long: Inkster done playing - again


DUNSANY, Ireland – Two years ago after the U.S. won the Solheim Cup at Rich Harvest Farms Juli Inkster swore she would never play in these matches again.

This time she means it.

Inkster, 51, said she played this year because she qualified on points and felt pressure from other members on the team to play. But after grinding out a half-point in Sunday singles at Killeen Castle, Inkster has had enough.

'I have thoroughly enjoyed every Solheim, and every Solheim has been different,' Inkster said. 'I love these kids that are on the team, they're classics. They're a lot of fun. It's just time for the younger players to start playing.'

Inkster played on nine Solheim Cup teams and ended with a 15-12-7 overall record, including 6-1-2 in singles. She's a slam dunk to be a U.S. Solheim Cup captain, most likely in four years.

'I can't wait to play for her,' Morgan Pressel said.