by Jeff Skinner
The Solheim Cup is still over a year away but with the U.S. having named Meg Mallon as their captain for the 2013 Solheim Cup the speculation persists as to who the European captain will be. On today’s Morning Drive Annika Sorenstam said she had been asked if she “would do it.”
Gary Williams and Erik Kuselias were caught a bit off guard as Sorenstam made her regular Thursday appearance on the show. During a discussion of the Meg Mallon captaincy Sorenstam said she had been asked and that she is still considering the decision. When pressed by Williams she said that she had been asked again to reconsider and that there were still factors to weigh in the decision. She spoke of the time commitment required by a captaincy and when asked if the decision on the design team for the Olympics had an effect she responded with a quick yes.
My take on the exchange was this: Sorestam has been asked but won’t make her decision until she knows if she and her design partner, Jack Nicklaus are designing the Olympic course. It looks to be one or the other. With all the irons that Annika has in the fire, being a Solheim Cup Captain and designing the Olympic course may be too much for anyone to do well.