Europe achieved a sensational Solheim Cup win over the United States at Gleneagles in the last three single games. Bronte Law, who had just moments earlier won her game on the 17th, ran the 18th fairway to join the festivities after Suzann Pettersen’s wildcard selection holed an eight-foot putt on the last to receive the medal. After having time out of the match in November 2017 to have a child, Norwegian Pettersen was initially chosen as vice-captain.
But after returning to play previously this year, Matthew gave the 38 year old world number 665 a ninth Solheim cup appearance And with a nerve-inducing win on the final diamond, she repaid the faith of her captain. A 10-foot putt missed by American Marina Alex to halve her game with Pettersen to gain a 14th point that would have seen the award retained by the US.
While Pettersen sized up what she believed was a putt to win her game to place Europe at 13 and a half points, Law sealed that point away on the 17th.
That suddenly meant that the victory would be sealed by a Pettersen birdie, while a miss would have seen the US achieve 14 points and maintain the cup, but the Norwegian kept his nerve on the table to spark a number of celebrations across the green. Pettersen – at the centre of debate over the concession of a putt in the game of 2015 -subsequently confessed that she did not understand that her putt would be enough to win.
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