I think it’s all about Juli. She came in after the 2013 debacle in Colorado where the US team basically spent more time on face tatoos and hair ribbons than golf and got smoked. Maybe she keeps the assistant captains just to keep the juju going. Not being on the team it’s hard to say how much of an effect they have on the matches. My instinct is that they earn their stripes before with all the logistics, prep, etc. Maybe the four of them just have a good thing going so why change it up?
Let’s just say this year they will have their work cut out for them. I’m from the US but have always been a fan of the Euros in team play, Solheim or Ryder Cup. They just seem to be able to play golf and not get all involved in the ego aspect. I think that’s why Juli has been so successful…she got the team back to just competing.