Captain’s picks round out U.S. Solheim Cup team with eye toward swinging momentum the Americans way

Stacy Lewis filled out the remainder of the 12-player U.S. Solheim Cup team roster with three captain’s picks on Monday morning. In trying to put together an American squad to win in Europe for the first time since 2015, Lewis leaned on two veterans in Angel Yin and Ally Ewing, both having played twice previously, alongside the fifth rookie on the squad in Cheyenne Knight. Here’s everything you need to know about Lewis’s picks with three weeks remaining until the matches are held at Finca Cortesin in Andalucia, Spain.

This will be the third Solheim Cup for the 30-year-old, her debut coming in 2019 as an injury replacement for Lewis. The three-time LPGA winner, most recently at the 2022 Kroger Queen City Championship last September, has consistently been at the top of leaderboards this summer, with four top-11 finishes in her previous seven starts. Earlier this month she had a five-stroke 36-hole lead at the AIG Women’s Open before settling for a T-6 finish. Ewing’s Solheim record is 2-5-1.

The fifth rookie for Lewis’ squad, Knight got her second LPGA victory in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in July, a two-person team event. The 26-year-old has multiple ties to Lewis, both growing up in The Woodlands, Texas, as well as Knight winning the 2012 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Girls Open as an amateur. Knight finished 11th on U.S. points list. She is 12th this season in driving accuracy (80.5 percent)—one of four U.S. team members hitting over 80 percent of fairways, alongside Corpuz (82.5 percent), Lee (81.6 percent) and Khang (80.6 percent.)

Yin, like Ewing, also has played in two previous Solheim Cups (2017 and 2019). Yin surged onto the Solheim radar with a playoff loss at the Chevron Championship in April. She is the only golfer on the U.S. team without an LPGA victory, but has been a consistent player in the 2023 campaign, posting nine top-30s over 13 starts this year. Yin’s career Solheim record is 3-2-1.

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