Inkster plays in final Solheim Cup


SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – Juli Inkster’s Solheim Cup career as a player ended Sunday at Rich Harvest Farms with the American victory.

The Hall of Famer said she knows she won’t play in another but looks forward to someday being a captain.

Inkster, 49, said that while she isn’t officially retiring as an LPGA player, she’s going to take a significant step back in her playing career.

“I’m probably just going to play a little bit next year,” Inkster said.

Inkster was 2 down to Gwladys Nocera through 13 holes Sunday but rallied with three consecutive birdies and fought back to go 1 up. Though she lost the final hole, she halved her match and felt good about contributing to the U.S. victory in her farewell appearance.

Inkster was 1-2-1 this week, making her the all-time American points leader in Solheim Cup history with 18 points. She's 15-10-6, a record built on teams that won five Solheim Cups and lost three.