Why U.S. women appear more united than men


DUNSANY, Ireland – Whether real or a show, the U.S. Solheim Cup team has always appeared to bond as well as the Europeans. This is not usually the case with the Ryder Cup, where the U.S. is often accused of being selfish and incapable of coming together as a united group.

Several U.S. Solheim Cup team members were asked point blank why they seem to play better and why they seem closer than their male counterparts.

'It's kind of a difficult question,' Paula Creamer said. 'We've made it our priority to become one. We love representing our country, not saying that the men don't, but really, all two years we do things together. We try to make dinners, we try to make time because this is such a big week for us.

Veteran Juli Inkster was more to the point.

'I think sometimes the guys get a bad rap that they don't mesh,' Inkster said. 'I think it's just a girl thing and a guy thing. Girls like to chat and go out to dinner and braid each other's hair.

'I think they (PGA Tour players) do get along. I think they do like playing for each other. It's just a guy thing.'