when annika sorenstam told golf channel last week,
“i don’t know if i have the time to commit to the job,”
she all but took herself out of the running to be 2013
european solheim cup captain. with two children under the age of 3 and several new business ventures—
including possible design work on the 2016 olympic
golf course—there is every reason for sorenstam to
wait until 2015 for her inevitable captaincy, when she
would likely go up against Juli inkster. so if not annika, who? laura davies, who has appeared in every
solheim cup, isn’t ready to stop playing. liselotte
neumann is deserving but is said not to be interested.
recently retired iben tinning of denmark is said to be
interested but may not have the résumé. sweden’s
carin koch is deserving based on her 10-3-3 solheim
cup record. in any case, team europe doesn’t seem to
be in any hurry, and it has thought outside the box in
the past, showing no hesitancy to give the post to the
same person more than once. (would 2009 and 2011
captain alison nicholas come back for a third time?)
as for sorenstam—how about waiting until 2017,
after the olympics and when she could have a possible match-up with dottie pepper as the u.s. captain.
punching bags, anyone? —R.S.
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