AUCHTERARDER, SCOTLAND | Even with two days to go before the Solheim Cup starts at Gleneagles, emotions are to the fore. Understandably enough, American veteran Stacy Lewis was in tears when she realised on Monday that a back injury which had first made itself felt a little more than a week ago at the Cambia Portland Classic had left her with no option but to pull out of the match, to be replaced by Ally McDonald, who became the US side’s sixth Solheim Cup rookie.
“It's up there pretty high,” Lewis said on Tuesday when describing where this ranked on her all-time list of disappointments. “I was glad we didn't do this (Tuesday afternoon) press conference yesterday because I don't think I could have gotten a word out.”
Again Mary Bea Porter-King, the captain of the US Junior Solheim Cup side, had to dab at her eyes when she talked at the juniors’ opening ceremony about how much the women’s game owed to the Solheim family.
Not just for their sponsorship of the Solheim Cup but, as it turned out, for sponsoring her as an individua...
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