Team USA is also complete. The criteria for joining the team are different from those of Team Europe: the top two in the Rolex Womens’ World Golf Ranking are chosen, the top seven in the LPGA Solheim Cup Points Qualifiers ranking, plus the three picks of Captain Stacy Lewis.
Jessica Korda pregnant
Lexi Thompson and Rose Zhang qualified thanks to their placement in the Rolex Womens’ World Golf Ranking.“It is an honor to be part of this team, for me to be able to be with the best players in the world and to be able to represent my country,” said Zhang.
“I can’t wait to go to Spain and play with these amazing girls, and at the same time represent the red-white-blue team.”2023 marks Thompson’s sixth appearance in the biennial team competition. Paula Creamer (seven), Beth Daniel (eight), Juli Inkster (nine), Rosie Jones (seven), Christie Kerr (nine) and Meg Mallon (eight) did better than her.Lilia Vu, a three-time winner of the LPGA Tour in 2023 with two major titles, heads the list of seven players nominated via the US Solheim Cup points standings.
She is joined (in order of standings) Nelly Korda, Allisen Corpuz, Megan Khang, Jennifer Kupcho, Danielle Kang and Andrea Lee. Lee finished 13th at the CPKC Women’s Open, the exact finish she needed to move from eighth to seventh in the points standings and secure the final automatic qualifying spot.“I was pretty stressed because I knew I had to finish in the top 13 so I didn’t have to rely on picking a captain,” said Lee.
“I am simply very grateful and honored to be representing the United States. It has been a dream of mine since I was a child. I have played on two Junior Solheim Cup teams and have always wanted to play on the real Solheim Cup team.
I am so excited and can’t wait to play for Stacy and Team USA”. These are the statements of Lewis: “These last few days have certainly been among the most difficult of my career, but I am so proud to have Ally, Cheyenne and Angel in the US Solheim Cup team.
These three women have earned their place on this team, putting themselves in contention with both their play on the court and teamwork off the court. We will spend an incredible week at Finca Cortesìn”.And Jessica Korda? We had left her in the late spring with persistent back pain that had forced her into indefinite retirement.
Well, after three appearances in Team USA (2013, 2019 and 2021) Jessica will not participate in this edition: in fact, she has announced in recent days – through her Instagram channel – that she is pregnant. The baby is expected in February 2024.