Jones named US Solheim captain

Reuters - Wed, 24 Feb 22:08:00 2010

Rosie Jones, a 13-times winner on the LPGA Tour, has been named skipper of the US team for the 2011 Solheim Cup.

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"I am honoured and absolutely ecstatic to be chosen as captain," said Jones who sank the putt which clinched victory in 2002.

"The Solheim Cup has been a huge part of my career as a player and now it will be even more exciting as I prepare for what promises to be another great Solheim Cup in Ireland," she said.

Jones, who is now retired as a player, made seven appearances in the biennial team event. US will be defending the trophy when they take on Europe in September 2011.


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