Meg Mallon is the next U.S. captain for the Solheim Cup.
Mallon is a four-time major champion, including two U.S. Women's Open titles, and she played in the Solheim Cup eight times. Her overall record was 13-9-7, including 5-2-1 in singles. She is second only to Juli Inkster in most Solheim Cup points earned by an American.
The Americans are coming off a loss to Europe last year in Ireland.
The 2013 Solheim Cup will be played at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo. Mallon was an assistant to captain Beth Daniel in 2009 when the Americans won outside Chicago.
The announcement was made Thursday at the PGA Merchandise Show.