Former San José State women’s golfer Juli Inkster will look to bring home a third consecutive Solheim Cup trophy as she will return as captain for the 2019 United States Solheim Cup team, as announced by the LPGA.
Inkster will be the first three-time Team USA captain at the 2019 Solheim Cup. She led the 2017 team to a 16.5-11.5 victory in West Des Moines, Iowa. Inkster led the 2015 U.S. team to the biggest comeback in Solheim Cup history, coming back from four points behind on the final day to defeat Europe 14 ½-13 ½.
The 2019 Solheim Cup will be played on the world-famous PGA Centenary Course at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland, from September 13-15, 2019. The U.S. team will head to Scotland leading Europe 10-5 all-time in Solheim Cup play.
Inkster is just the fourth U.S. team captain to serve in multiple Solheim Cups. The three others are San José State alumna Patty Sheehan (2002, 2003), Judy Rankin (1996, 1998) and Kathy Whitworth (1990, 1992).
“This is an unbelievable honor and one I do not take lightly,” Inkster said in a press release from the LPGA. “I’m so stoked to be able to take the U.S. Team to Scotland, the home of golf, to compete in the 2019 Solheim Cup. We can’t wait to get started.”
As a player, Inkster had a 15-12-7 record in nine appearances at the Solheim Cup.