Former San Jose State women's golfer Juli Inkster continues to make history everywhere she goes. This weekend, she will become the oldest player to participate in the Solheim Cup at the age of 51 and will be the first-ever playing assistant captain from the United States or Europe.
Inkster automatically qualified for the American team on points to become the oldest player to make any American team for these matches - male or female. She will also do double-duty this weekend as an assistant captain to Rosie Jones.
After the 2009 Solheim Cup, Inkster had told many that she would not be playing in the event again. However, she now plays in her ninth Solheim Cup this weekend at Killeen Castle in Ireland and has a 6-1-1 singles resume.
The Solheim Cup is a biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition featuring the best U.S.-born players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and the best European members from the Ladies European Tour (LET). The competition begins this Friday, September 23 and runs through Sunday, September 25. The three-day match-play competition features two sessions over the first two days and 12 singles matches on the final day. The Golf Channel will have full coverage on all three days.