Morgan Pressel wishes she had a dollar for every time someone asked her about her chances of making the Solheim Cup team.
And if she had a dollar for every time she thought about it?
''I'd be a bizillionaire,'' Pressel said Thursday, candid as ever after opening with a 6-under 66 in the Women's British Open.
Pressel has played on three Solheim Cup teams for the Americans, but she was on the outside of the standings coming into the final qualifying event of the year. She can't earn one of the eight spots available through points even if she were to win this major championship. Her best hope is through the women's world ranking - the top two Americans not already eligible are taken. Pressel is three-hundredths of a point behind Jennifer Johnson.
Johnson opened with a 74 and is in danger of missing the cut.
''It's something I don't want to miss and something that I'm definitely thinking about - and at the same time, trying not to...