Sorenstam said: “It’s unfortunate that Suzann has to withdraw due to her back injury. The Solheim Cup has been such an important part of her career. It was a very tough decision, but I am proud of her and she will still be a leader this week.
“Catriona is a proven Solheim Cup performer who will be able to step right in and play with anybody. She’s ready to go.”
There are also concerned eyes focused on the USA team. Lexi Thompson is currently battling a virus which could potentially see her out of the Solheim Cup. Captains have until Thursday to announce any replacements prior to the event beginning.
USA Captain, Juli Inkster spoke about Thompson’s virus saying: “I’m a little worried about her. Everybody else seems to be in good shape.”