In September, Inkster presided over a U.S. team that completed the
biggest comeback in Solheim Cup history when it roared back from
four points behind on the final day to edge Europe 14 1/2-13 1/2.
Her reappointment was revealed on Friday at a press conference in
The next edition of the biennial U.S.-Europe team match play event
will be held at Des Moines Golf & Country Club in August 2017.
“I have had a lot of exciting and memorable highlights during my
time on tour but leading that team of 12 women was one of the
biggest thrills of my entire golf career," Inkster said, referring
to this year's comeback victory.
The United States lead Europe 9-5 all-time in Solheim Cup
competition, with the Americans suffering their first home defeat in
But they extracted a measure of revenge in Germany two years later
by winning eight of 12 matches on the final day of singles, and
halving another, to complete an unlikely victory.
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Inkster, who had a 15-12-7 record in nine appearances as a Solheim
Cup player, has won 31 LPGA events, including seven majors.
(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Larry
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