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Four-time Solheim Cup player Laura Diaz has been appointed vice captain of the U.S. team for the August matches against Europe at Colorado Golf Club.
Captain Meg Mallon announced the selection Wednesday on the eve of the LPGA Founders Cup. Diaz will join Dottie Pepper, selected as a vice captain last summer.
Diaz plans to play a full tour schedule this season and hopes to qualify for the U.S. team. She won her two LPGA Tour titles in 2002.
Liselotte Neumann will captain the European team, with fellow Swedes Annika Sorenstam and Carin Koch serving as vice captains.
Europe won the 2011 event in Ireland. The Americans lead the series 8-4, going 6-0 at home.
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Laura Diaz was appointed vice-captain of the U.S. Solheim Cup team Wednesday, pairing her with Dottie Pepper six years after their friendship seemingly ended over Pepper's blunt televised comment during the matches.
Diaz, selected by captain Meg Mallon to join Pepper as an assistant for the August matches against Europe at Colorado Golf Club, was the most vocal critic after...
There was a time when Laura Diaz said she'd never look at Dottie Pepper the same, would no longer even consider her a friend.
Now, the two will serve alongside each other as assistant captains for the 2013 US Solheim Cup team. Credit captain Meg Mallon for keeping things interesting.
"I started laughing," said Pepper, when asked for her initial reaction to Mallon...