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Stacy Lewis wins a captain’s nod for her 5th Solheim Cup.

Completed: With the addition of Morgan Pressel and Stacy Lewis, the U.S. Solheim Cup team for the biennial matches next month against Europe’s top female professionals. Pressel and Lewis were added Monday as at-large selections by team captain Juli Inkster for the Sept. 13-15 event at Gleneagles, Scotland. Pressel, 31, and Lewis, 35, have combined to play 35 Solheim Cup matches. Pressel, a two-time winner on the LPGA, owns a 10-7-2 record in five previous Solheim Cups. Lewis, who owns 12 LPGA titles, is 5-10-1 in four previous Solheim Cups. One day earlier, Brittany Altomare, Angel Yin and Annie Park secured the final three automatic-qualifying spots on the team (“In the news,” Aug. 26). The Americans have won the past two meetings, both with Inkster as captain, and lead the series, 10-5.


Won: By American Brooks Koepka, his second consecutive PGA of America Player of the Year Award. He edged Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, the runner-up who earned his third Vardon Trophy for lowest adjusted scoring average of the season. Koepka, 29, won three times this season, including the PGA Championship, and topped the PGA Tour’s season money list with $9,684,006. McIlroy, who won the recent Tour Championship and its $15 million bonus, won the Vardon Trophy with a 69.057 adjusted scoring average based upon 72 complete rounds. He also won the Vardon Trophy in 2012 and 2014.