Juli Inkster names Stacy Lewis and Morgan Pressel as Solheim Cup wildcards

United States captain Juli Inkster
United States captain Juli Inkster

United States Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster has named Stacy Lewis and Morgan Pressel as her two wildcard picks for next month's event at Gleneagles.

Inkster has added much-needed experience to a team looking to defend the trophy as half of the automatic qualifiers were rookies with eight having never played a Solheim match overseas.

The 34-year-old Lewis, a former world number one and two-time major winner, has featured in four previous events.

Pressel, 31, with one major victory to her name, will also make her sixth appearance and has won twice as many matches as any other player on this year's team.

"I just felt like I needed some veteran leadership and a lot of my team wanted them on the team and so those two picks just kind of helped me out," said Inkster.

"They've both been there. Morgan, I can just put her with anybody. And the same with Stacy. They just fit right in.

"With what we are trying to do team-wise, they were just perfect fits."

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