Inkster additionally says Europe ‘simply performed slightly higher than us’ at Gleneagles
Final Up to date: 15/09/19 7:41pm
Crew USA captain Juli Inkster was fast to pay tribute to each groups after seeing Crew Europe snatch the Solheim Cup from the Individuals’ fingers in dramatic trend at Gleneagles.
After a see-saw sequence of 12 singles matches on the ultimate day, all of it got here all the way down to the ultimate putt on the ultimate inexperienced, with Suzann Pettersen holing a birdie putt to edge out Marina Alex 1up and clinch a 14.5-13.5 win for Europe.
“We saw a lot of great matches out there,” stated Inkster. “However you understand what, they only performed slightly higher than us. However as you understand that is the best way it goes in golf.
“We had a good time. We had six rookies on the market that performed nice. I assume all of them bought not less than some extent or half some extent. And I could not ask any extra of those women, the best way they grinded throughout that climate yesterday.
“They only performed a half some extent higher. However it’s nice for girls’s golf and I’m actually pleased with my workforce. I’m actually proud to have the ability to characterize the USA.
“And you understand what, Suzann made an excellent putt. And you understand, the Solheim Cup does not come all the way down to that putt, however she made it immediately. To go forward and roll that putt in, it is spectacular. That is why she’s Suzann.”
Inkster additionally believes the standard of the competitors in Scotland this week will assist the ladies’s sport and the gamers command new respect.
“I assume lots of people underestimate ladies’s golf they usually do not give it the credit score that we deserve,” she said. “However these girls are athletes. They’re superb at what they do. And it actually irks me how we all the time need to take a again seat as a result of I do not assume these girls ought to take a again seat to anyone.
“Not only their golf, but the way they handled themselves and who they are. We have to grind for everything we do.”
Inkster was additionally fast to console her workforce after a few of them had been in tears after going so near retaining the trophy.
“We had a number of tears. And I stated it is okay. However the backside line is we had an excellent week, and you understand what, the Europeans performed nice. And we will have an excellent get together.
“However the solar’s going to return up tomorrow. This gives you guys gas and hearth for an additional two years to work at your sport, to be on that workforce, to attempt to get that cup again.
“So, I just said, hold your heads up because you should not be disappointed. You represented the LPGA. You represented the USA and [with] great sportsmanship and integrity.”
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Inkster was captaining the USA workforce for a 3rd time after main them to victory in 2015 and 2017, however she confirmed she won’t be again in cost at Inverness Membership in Toledo, Ohio in 2021.
“I’m 2-1, I think I’ll quit while I’m ahead,” she stated.
“I’m really happy where I’m at. I’ve had the honour to do this three times and it’s been an honour. It’s not really about the wins and losses; it’s about the memories and the camaraderie.”