September 13, 2019
Since being named the captain of Team USA for a third time back in January, NCGA Hall of Famer Juli Inkster has been preparing to lead 12 American women to the goal of winning a third consecutive Solheim Cup. The time has finally come and Inkster is ready for her team to finally take to Gleneagles.
“I think the golf course is in great shape. I know you guys have had a ton of rain. It’s drained well. The greens are awesome,” said Inkster. “There’s a lot of risk/reward holes out there. It’s a great match-play golf course. I think it’s a good second-shot golf course. And the greens are tricky. So I think you’re going to see a lot of birdies; I think you’ll be very impressed with both sides of golf.”
Inkster, who originally hails from Santa Cruz, previously led the USA to victory in Germany in 2015 and Iowa in 2017. Should the Americans regain the Cup on Sunday, she would become the first captain in Solheim Cup history to helm three victorious teams. Inkster and Judy Rankin (1996 and 1998) are the only captains to lead two winning teams.