Team Europe won the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland with a 14½ to 13½ total score over Team USA.
Team USA needed just half a point from the last three games to retain the trophy, but Anna Nordqvist then beat Morgan Pressel, Bronte Law came from behind to win over Ally McDonald leaving Suzanne Pettersen to sink the winning putt to close out her win over Marina Alex, on the last hole.
Team Europe captain Catriona Matthew had this to say about the Houdini style escape;
“It’s a dream come true, all 12 of these players, they played their hearts out. We knew it was going to be close today, but to come down to the last putt and for Suzann to hole it, it’s incredible. She got a lot of stick when I picked her, but it shows it was the right one.”
“I could barely watch, actually, it’s far worse watching. “
“When you’re playing, you’re kind of in the zone and in the moment, and you’ve got control over things. But watching you just have to have faith in the players. There’s nothing else you can do.”
Team USA captain Julie Inkster, who was hoping for a threepeat was disappointed, but is moving on to the next match in Toledo, USA;
“It’s disappointing but, you know what, I told them afterwards the sun’s going to come up tomorrow.”
“We played great; the Europeans played great. You tip your hat and you move on to Toledo.”