Lexi, this might be your sixth Solheim Cup look. Are you able to inform us what it means to you to have certified for the Solheim Cup so many instances and what your expectations in your sixth enjoying are this yr?
It means the world to me to have the ability to play on the Solheim Cup. I do know yearly that I do know it’s that yr enjoying it’s my No. 1 purpose to be on that group to have the ability to characterize my nation. It’s my favourite occasion by far. There’s nothing like waking up, placing nation’s colours on, and going to characterize and be alongside a group at that.
Stacy’s not utilizing the pod system this yr, your impressions on the brand new technique and what your ideas are because you’ve all performed beneath the pod system earlier than?
Yeah, I agree. Not that the pod system was a foul factor by any means, however I feel Stacy has an awesome technique in thoughts and simply all conserving us collectively and not likely breaking us aside. All of us get alongside very properly and we all know one another’s video games properly too, in order that all the time helps. However I undoubtedly imagine that Stacy is aware of what she’s doing, so we’re excited for the week.
Stacy mentioned that whereas making your picks, that the group was going to depend on you two closely in your expertise. Does it change your mindset in any respect for the week coming into that with that new management position and what’s it prefer to embrace that and have it for this week, particularly having 5 rookies on the group?
I imagine that we’re all leaders in our personal means. We come into this week and we carry a power of ours to the entire group and the captains and assistant captains. It’s not someone overpowering the opposite. It’s all about simply coming collectively as a group.
Lexi, 72 holes stroke play is clearly a unique beast to match play. I do know you most likely haven’t been enjoying in addition to you would possibly like, however simply questioning how does that change your mindset going into this? Does it ease the stress slightly bit understanding that it’s match play and a foul gap is only one gap or is it extra duty having to possibly attempt to not let down your companion or help your companion?
Properly, I don’t suppose match play has something to do with it. Match play, stroke play, you continue to need to play your recreation and golf. However, yeah, may not have been the yr that I needed, however that is this week. I’m not specializing in the previous. I’m right here with my group this week and going to characterize my finest.
That is the primary time we’ve actually had statistics to form of have a look at when y’all are increase your partnerships?
It’s one thing I suppose that we haven’t actually accomplished previously. I feel it’s an awesome supply for us that we’ve been in a position to actually look on in with the ability to group up our matches. Not that we’ve accomplished that, however we form of have a extremely a greater concept about it. So I feel it’s undoubtedly slightly little bit of a bonus, for certain. We’re pairing up the most effective that we will with whoever we’re paired with.