Mitchell Ville is the assistant captain for the West Solheim Cup

Michelle Ville, a five-time Sixteen Cup veteran and 2014 US Women’s Open champion, will return to Team USA as an assistant captain.

Captain Pat Hurst chose 30, West, 30 to work with previously announced assistant captain Angela Stanford, when Team USA scheduled for Sept 4-4, 2021 against Team Europe in Toledo, Ohio.

“As soon as I heard the news [that Hurst was selected captain in January], I immediately texted Pat, saying, ‘If you haven’t chosen your assistant captains yet, I would still like to be considered, “” Wei Jum said during the zoom call on Wednesday. “I feel very honored right now, when I. I actually got that phone call when he picked me as assistant captain. I was just ecstatic.”

Wei West, who won five LPGA Tour events in addition to his major, represented Team USA in the Solheim Cup in 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. In both Team USA wins in 2015 and 2017, Hurst was the West’s pod leader – Team USA uses a pod system designed to group four players with a team of 12 players – Team Captain Julie Under Inkster.

“Michelle called me early and said, you know, if you haven’t picked up your assistants, can you consider me,” Hurst said Wednesday. “… I know what he likes. I know he’s very patriotic – he loves red, white and blue as I feel – and his intensity is there. All the players love him. Are. They respect that, and that’s what I do. Need. “

Wei West said she would rely heavily on lessons learned from Hurst’s leadership and friendship, as well as her own experience for Team USA.

Wei West, who gave birth to her daughter Makenna on June 19, said, “I really want to help cheaters and players to feel comfortable.” Casual players and relaxing players make good golf and have a fun time, and that’s what we are here for – good culture and fire to win.

Wei West, who suffered a wrist injury after surgery in 2018, had not played in the Solheim Cup last year for the first time since 2009, when she went 3–0–1 after becoming the second LPGA Tour rookie in history. Play on Team USA. She has not competed on the LPGA Tour since the cut in the 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA.

When she knew her 2019 season was over, Wayne West arrived in Inkster to find out about a possible role as an assistant captain in Gleneagles, but Inkster had already filled those roles. Was. Instead of competing in the Gleneagles, Vile joined the West Golf Channel’s studio crew as an analyst during the Sixteen Cups.

As Wei West is expected to return to golf and potentially being an assistant captain, she said she is taking it day by day and not ruling anything out. In the end, she said the decision would be up to Hearst.

LPGA resumed its 2020 season at Inverness Club the following week.