Solheim Cup: Who will take the U.S. wild cards?
On Sunday night, after a winner is crowned at the Safeway Classic at Pumpkin Ridge GC in North Plains, Ore., captain Rosie Jones will announce the members of the 2011 U.S. Solheim Cup team. Ten players qualify on points and Jones will select two wild cards to round out the 12-person squad. Nine players (Cristie Kerr, Morgan Pressel, Stacy Lewis, Angela Stanford, Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie, Brittany Lincicome, Brittany Lang and Juli Inkster, who will be the Cup's first-ever playing assistant captain) are already guaranteed entry. And Christina Kim, who's currently in 10th place, can only lose her automatic birth if she has a lousy week in Portland and Katie Futcher, Kristy McPherson or Vicky Hurst do really well (Hurst would have to win to oust Kim). So for argument's sake, let's say Kim is in, even though she's in the middle of arguably the worst season of her career with five missed cuts and only two top-20 finishes in 13 starts.