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Juli Inkster appointed US captain again for Solheim Cup in Iowa

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 file photo, Juli Inkster, team captain of the United States, holds the trophy during the award ceremony at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany. Juli Inkster said being the U.S. Solheim Cup captain was one of the biggest thrills of her career. And now she gets to do it again. Inkster was introduced as captain Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 during a surprise announcement at Des Moines Country Club, the Iowa course that will host the 2017 matches. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 file photo, Juli Inkster, team captain of the United States, holds the trophy during the award ceremony at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany. Juli Inkster said being the U.S. Solheim Cup captain was one of the biggest thrills of her career. And now she gets to do it again. Inkster was introduced as captain Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 during a surprise announcement at Des Moines Country Club, the Iowa course that will host the 2017 matches. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Saturday, April 25, 2015 file photo, Juli Inkster hits out of a bunker onto the fifth green of the Lake Merced Golf Club during the third round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic golf tournament in Daly City, Calif. Juli Inkster said being the U.S. Solheim Cup captain was one of the biggest thrills of her career. Inkster was introduced as captain Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 during a surprise announcement at Des Moines Country Club, the Iowa course that will host the 2017 matches. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, April 25, 2015 file photo, Juli Inkster hits out of a bunker onto the fifth green of the Lake Merced Golf Club during the third round of the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic golf tournament in Daly City, Calif. Juli Inkster said being the U.S. Solheim Cup captain was one of the biggest thrills of her career. Inkster was introduced as captain Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 during a surprise announcement at Des Moines Country Club, the Iowa course that will host the 2017 matches. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 file photo, Juli Inkster, team captain of the United States, holds the trophy during the award ceremony at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany. Juli Inkster said being the U.S. Solheim Cup captain was one of the biggest thrills of her career. And now she gets to do it again. Inkster was introduced as captain Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 during a surprise announcement at Des Moines Country Club, the Iowa course that will host the 2017 matches. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 file photo, Juli Inkster, team captain of the United States, holds the trophy during the award ceremony at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany. Juli Inkster said being the U.S. Solheim Cup captain was one of the biggest thrills of her career. And now she gets to do it again. Inkster was introduced as captain Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 during a surprise announcement at Des Moines Country Club, the Iowa course that will host the 2017 matches. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)  (The Associated Press)

Juli Inkster is returning as the U.S. captain for the Solheim Cup, and this time it will be a home game.

Inkster becomes the fourth American to be captain a second time, and she will try to join Judy Rankin as the only captains of two winning teams. The Americans rallied to beat Europe in Germany this year.

The 2017 matches will be at Des Moines Country Club in Iowa.

Inkster was introduced Thursday along with players Brittany Lang and Gerina Piller, who made the putt that clinched the American victory.

Inkster played on nine Solheim Cup teams. She won the career Grand Slam on the LPGA Tour and is in the Hall of Fame. But she called her captaincy in Germany one of the biggest thrills of her career.