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Thompson struggles to step up for U.S. in Solheim Cup loss

Inkster on Lexi's back: 'She was fine after a few holes'


GLENEAGLES, Scotland – As the European players rushed the 18th green to congratulate their hero, Suzann Pettersen, Sunday at Gleneagles’ PGA Centenary Course, the highest-ranked player in the field watched with her American teammates.

This certainly wasn’t the Solheim Cup that world No. 3 Lexi Thompson had envisioned.

Thompson entered the week needing to step up as a leader for Team USA, especially without her longtime partner and American spearhead Cristie Kerr, with whom she had gone 11-1-2 with in international team matches.