Inkster would like to play Solheim Cup


Juli Inkster has changed her mind.

The LPGA Hall of Famer said Monday that she is interested in playing for the U.S. Solheim Cup team in the biennial matches against Europe at Killeen Castle in Ireland in September.

But she’ll only play if she makes the team on points.

Despite missing the cut at the U.S. Women’s Open, Inkster still ranks ninth on the American points list. The top 10 at the conclusion of the Safeway Classic next month automatically qualify.

When Inkster accepted the assistant captain’s position from U.S. captain Rosie Jones last year, she said she had no interesting in playing. Fellow players, however, have lobbied hard to change her mind.

“Rosie and I have talked a lot about it,” Inkster said during a Solheim Cup function Monday. “Two years ago, after The Solheim Cup in Chicago, I wasn't sure if I'd still be playing now, but I am, and I'm playing pretty well.

'When Rosie called me and asked me to be an assistant, I said, `Sure,’ because I thought I was done with the golf part of it, but here I am playing pretty good, and I want Rosie to have the best team out there. I've tried to wrap my head around this, but I know that if I make the team on points, I will play.