Pat Hurst has been named as the USA captain for the 2021 Solheim Cup, the LPGA has announced.
The 50-year-old three-time assistant captain succeeds Juli Inkster and will attempt to win the cup back after Europe's victory at Glenagles last year.
Hurst was a member of five Solheim Cup teams as a player during a 20-year career on the LPGA Tour.
"I thought the call might be coming," Hurst wrote on lpga.com. "But I had no idea if it would be good news or bad news.
"Now that I've been blessed with this great honour and awesome responsibility, I'm giving it all I've got."
Hurst won the Solheim Cup four times as a player and has served as assistant to Inkster in each of the past three events, winning two of them.
Hurst said: "Of course there will be more pressure to win on home soil in front of a partisan crowd but I'm up for it and I know our players will be."