The contestants will have a great time at Inverness. I listened to the club historian on a podcast. He said a photo of the Jr. Amateur winner they got him to sign during the trophy presentation was framed and in their wall of fame minutes later when the kid walked by. Right there with Ted Ray, Hale Irwin and all their other champs.
Foursomes are nerve-wracking ... Capt. Hurst of Team CFD was wise the leave the rookies on the bench for Saturday AM. The Expert's victory predictions are BOLDED below:
Kang/Ernst vs. Nordqvist/Castren (They are just-plain better at this moment)
Ewing/Khang vs. Boutier/Hall (Euros are better and Khang is the only one of the four with no LPGA wins)
Korda One & Two vs. Reid/Maguire (DUH! Catriona is really giving this one away with Reid in there ... maybe to hide or rest other players)
LEXI (TM)/Altomare vs. Hull/Pedersen (I went back and forth on this one. Then I did some look-ups on Wikipedia. Hey, Charley is 4-0-1 is Solheim foursomes ... I didn't expect that since she can drive the ball into purgatory at any time. If Pedersen brings her Olympics form into this one, wow. Meanwhile, LEXI(TM) and BA played one foursome match in 2019 and lost.
BTW, is the UL International Crown dead? Last year's event in England was cancelled and I can't find a word on the LPGA website on when or where it will be played again.
04/09/2021. Ladies European Tour 2021. The Solheim Cup - Inverness Club, Toledo, Ohio USA. September 4-6 2021. Gewn Stefani performs during the opening ceremony . Credit: Tristan Jones/LET