Creamer to replace injured Korda in US Solheim Cup side
10 August 2017
Jessica Korda has withdrawn from the US Solheim Cup team after failing to recover from an arm injury, with Paula Creamer named as her replacement.
Korda was an automatic qualifier for Juli Inkster’s side after finishing fifth in the Solheim Cup points list, despite playing with tape on her left forearm throughout this season.
The 24 year old withdrew mid-tournament through injury at last week’s Ricoh Women’s British Open, where she posted an opening-round 76, with Korda admitting the problem wouldn’t recover in time for this year’s event.
In a statement published on social media, Korda said: “Sadly the injury to my forearm is not going to heal in time for the Solheim Cup. Having been forced to withdraw from the British Open was difficult, but this being a team event representing the USA – I cannot put the team at risk of me not being 100 per cent, so unfortunately I have had to make the difficult decision of relinquishing my spot on the team.”
Inkster then turned to Creamer for her alternative choice, with the 31-year-old having featured in the last six USA sides – including last year’s 14.5-13.5 victory in Germany.
“I’m very honoured and ready to wear the red, white and blue for the seventh time,” Creamer said.