Paula Creamer Back In Solheim Cup Team USA

The American is replacing injured Jessica Korda

Paula Creamer Back In Solheim Cup
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Paula Creamer looked likely to miss her first ever Solheim Cup, but is back in after replacing Jessica Korda

Paula Creamer Misses Out On Solheim Cup

Six-time Solheim Cup star Paula Creamer looked to be missing her first Solheim Cup as a professional after USA captain Juli Inkster chose two rookies as captain's picks.

However, Jessica Korda has pulled out of Team USA, making way for the Pink Panther.

Korda, who also pulled out of the Ricoh Women's British Open, has withdrawn from Solheim Cup Team USA with a continued arm injury.

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It will mean Creamer makes her seventh consecutive Solheim Cup appearance, continuing to play in every single one since she has been a professional.

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“I have a lot of faith and confidence in Paula,” Inkster said.

“She reminds me a lot of myself as far as heart and grit.”

The 2010 US Women's Open winner has played in six Solheim Cups as a pro and is the third-highest Team USA points scorer in history with 16 1/2 points, behind 2017 captain Juli Inkster and Christie Kerr.

Creamer's career Solheim Cup record stands at 14 wins, 8 defeats and 5 draws.

Paula creamer back in solheim cup

In action during the 2015 Solheim Cup at Sankt Leon-Rot, Germany. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

The American has won four of the six matches she's been a part of, and even holed the winning putt for Team USA in 2015.

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Creamer failed to automatically qualify for the team. She is yet to record a top five finish on Tour this season, with her last win coming back in March 2014.

The 31-year-old was relying on a captain's pick but wasn't one of Juli Inkster's two wildcards, instead she went for two rookies.

Paula Creamer Back In Solheim Cup

Creamer during the 2013 Solheim Cup. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Inkster picked LPGA Tour rookie Angel Yin and 25-year-old Austin Ernst, who won her only LPGA Tour title in August 2014.

As well as Paul Creamer, five-time Solheim Cup player Morgan Pressel and six-time Solheim Cup player Angela Stanford missed out on captain's picks.

The 2017 Solheim Cup takes place at the Des Moines Country Club in Iowa on 18-20 August.

USA defend the cup after winning 14½-13½ in Germany in 2015.

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