US post emphatic victory against Europe in Solheim Cup

US romp to biggest Solheim Cup winning margin since 1996

To secure the point that wins us the Solheim Cup is unbelievable. She led her team to victory back in 2015 in Germany.

They couldn't manage that but, my goodness, they gave it a good go on an engaging, inspiring day that showcased the women's game quite wonderfully.

Having birdied the 10th and 11th, she holed out from just over 100 yards for an eagle three on the 13th as she embarked on a rousing run that saw her cover seven holes in eight-under and turn a sizeable deficit into a one hole lead through 16. Four players from Europe are making their Solheim Cup debut.

Both captains have chosen fresh faces as their wildcard picks, each selecting players with no prior Solheim Cup experience. Angel Yin than halved her match against Karine Icher to put the Europeans on the brink, 13-and-a-half to nine-and-a-half.

The US are strong favourites ahead of the tournament.

That balance is what lets her use the ground so effectively-as shown by her signature surge through impact.

Thompson didn't know what had hit her. Thankfully, Juli Inkster was there for her talisman. "We want the cup", she told Golf Channel.

The teams shared the Sunday spoils, both winning five singles matches, while the other two were halved.

Considering the fact that Matthew was so out of form, her performance verged on the miraculous. "We played for each other".

Leah Pritchett won the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota for her fourth Top Fuel victory of the season. She made no mistake.

Madelene Sagstrom gained another point for Europe with her victory over Austin Ernst but the damage was already done.

"This is going to be my last one playing", declared the Scottish No 1 at the end of her ninth appearance against the Americans.

The 2013 FedEx Cup champion and 2016 British Open victor was at 16-under 194 at Sedgefield with a round left in the PGA Tour's last regular-season event of the season.

Creamer was added to the team when Jessica Korda had to withdraw because of a shoulder injury.

Catriona Matthew of Scotland lines up a putt at the 18th hole during the second day of the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at Dundonald Links Golf Course on July 28, 2017, in Troon, Scotland.

Europe staged a late rally to earn a share of the day two foursomes at the Solheim Cup after Team USA had threatened to extend their commanding three-point lead in Iowa. I wanted to win that full point, but struggled a bit.

The American pair lost only one hole when the rubber was effectively over and completed a 3&2 win at the 16th, leaving Charley Hull and Georgia Hall charged with the task of avoiding a session whitewash against Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller.

A possible pairing with close friend Michelle Wie will be a partnership to look out for! It was the first thing that popped into my head (Saturday): "We're going to Masters, likely".

McIlroy's health: Rory McIlroy, who said Sunday that back spasms might keep him from competing again until next year, decided his health is good enough for him to play in the FedEx Cup playoffs, beginning with the Northern Trust next week on Long Island.

Anna Nordqvist didn't receive that memo, though.

However, her experience in the event will be vital this week in Iowa. These are remarkably well-matches teams. He matched his career best set in 1999 in the PGA Tour's Air Canada Championship.

American captain Inkster will hope she can produce this type of form at Des Moines. Defending champion Paul Goydos had a 76 to drop to 1 over.

The youngest player in the event at 18. "There's no doubt about it", she said.

Annika Sorenstam ruled out continuing as captain of the Europe team after they lost the Solheim Cup to the United States.

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