By Andrew Both
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Paula Creamer has replaced the injured Jessica Korda on the United States team for next week's Solheim Cup, American captain Juli Inkster announced on Tuesday.
Inkster chose Creamer, a six-time Solheim Cup veteran, as her alternate on Sunday when she selected her team to defend the title against Europe in the biennial tournament.
Korda has been battling a forearm injury for several weeks and withdrew from the Women’s British Open after the first round last Thursday to seek treatment.
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"Sadly the injury to my forearm is not going to heal in time for the Solheim Cup,” Korda, a four-time winner on the LPGA Tour, wrote in a social media post on Monday.
"I cannot put the team at risk of me not being 100 percent so unfortunately I have had to make the difficult decision of relinquishing my spot on the team.”
The Solheim Cup will be played at Moines Golf & Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa starting on Aug. 18.
(Reporting by Andrew Both; Editing by Ken Ferris)