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Solheim Cup 2021: USA v Europe, closing-day singles – live!

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Solheim Cup 2021: USA v Europe, closing-day singles – live!

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Opt a bow, Catriona Matthew, who has captained her workforce in serve-to-serve triumphs.

Team Europe jump spherical, draped in the flags of their respective dwelling international locations, and doused in rather a lot of lustrous fizzy French booze. Everyone traipses off to the closing ceremony, and Catriona Matthew raises the Solheim crystal into the air. Toledo will practically no doubt derive painted purple tonight by these fantastic 12 females in blue. That was as soon as one other sensational edition of the Solheim Cup. Commiserations to Team USA, congratulations to Europe … and roll on the 2023 edition at Finca Cortesín, Andalucía, Spain. Thanks for staying with us to learn these blogs. Nighty evening, and candy dreams wherever you are.

Lexi Thompson A/S Anna Nordqvist

Ally Ewing v Madelene Sagstrom 3&2

Jennifer Kupcho v Leona Maguire 5&4

1UP Nelly Korda v Georgia Hall

Mina Harigae v Celine Boutier 5&4

Austin Ernst A/S Nanna Koerstz Madsen

Lizette Salas v Matilda Castren 1UP

2&1 Brittany Altomare v Carlota Ciganda

3&2 Megan Khang v Sophia Popov

1UP Yealimi Noh v Mel Reid

3&1 Jessica Korda v Charley Hull

Danielle Kang v Emily Kristine Pedersen 1UP

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Team Europe’s star turn, Leona Maguire, who earned four-and-a-half of Europe’s 15-level haul, prepares to chat to Sky … however first a be conscious along with her proud sister Lisa. “I knew Leona is candy, everyone at dwelling knew Leona is candy, now the total world will get to demand how nice she if truth be told is. We couldn’t be extra snug along with her.”

Leona herself adds: “It’s been an nice week, a dream arrive appropriate. To recall a Solheim Cup on American soil, you will be ready to’t even place confidence in. It’s an abilities I’ll never omit. Never in my wildest dreams did I believe the week would stride this methodology. It’s been an honour and given me a massive self belief enhance.”

Emily Pedersen, who sunk the successful putt and might perhaps hardly talk for smiling, speaks to Sky. “It was as soon as barely of a fight, because after 15, I knew we’d won, and I correct wished to head and have an even time with everyone! I had to if truth be told in discovering myself however it felt if truth be told appropriate to hole that final putt. I will’t wait to start out the celebration!” As for her partner Ollie Brett, who caddies for as of late’s opponent Danielle Kang, she says: “It’s repeatedly barely odd, however on the cease of the day we’re available to achieve a job and comprehend it’s nothing private. He knows the same. I would favor to recall, and I derive to tease him barely bit tonight! I believe he’ll be allowed to arrive into the celebration!”

Catriona Matthew is hoisted into the air and chaired spherical the inexperienced. She deserves the total plaudits going, as she becomes the first European to captain her facet to victory in two Solheim Cups. She talks to Sky Sports activities: “It’s unbelievable. My workforce have been so nice all weekend, it’s if truth be told as much as them, I don’t achieve a complete bunch! They stride available and recall the facets for us! I’m so snug with them. We knew it might perhaps perhaps well be so tricky and not utilizing a European followers. I’m correct so proud and happy from them.”

Europe recall the 2021 Solheim Cup! USA 13-15 Europe

Emily Kristine Pedersen rattles in her birdie putt too, and what a technique to seal the deal! She drops her putter as she raises each fingers and punches the air! The Europeans flood the inexperienced in ecstasy, while Pedersen in the kill will get to contain her partner Ollie Brett, who was as soon as on Kang’s in discovering. Emily Kristine Pedersen beat Danielle Kang 1UP.

Danielle Kang rolls in her 30-foot birdie effort and, to substantial cheers, holds her fingers aloft and soaks it up sooner than taking a bow. How varied issues might perhaps well be appropriate now had she managed a variety of on 15.

Obviously, if Pedersen was as soon as to by some capability develop into incapacitated, and was as soon as unable to make playing the 18th hole, the match might perhaps well be awarded to Kang. I believe we’re going to have the chance to rule that out, though. Having despatched her drive into semi-rough down the left, Pedersen eases her methodology pin excessive. She’ll have a ten-foot watch at birdie. One methodology or one other, it’s the finest putt she’ll ever stand over. Completely the most palatable. Kang’s on in two as properly.

The appropriate folk of Inverness Club were alarmed that no longer sufficient suits would stride up their properly-known 18th hole, scene of Bob Tway’s properly-known bunker shot on the 1986 PGA. So they switched the 18th and Ninth spherical. They needn’t have alarmed. The final hole has viewed masses of action this weekend, which works to reveal how tight this has been. And so it’s becoming that the closing match will stride up 18 as properly. Emily Pedersen can’t make issues off from six feet at 17, and Danielle Kang has diminished the arrears to 1 hole.

Kang v Pedersen 1UP (17)

USA 13-14 Europe

USA 13-14 Europe

On 18, Mel Reid might perhaps simply level-headed officially seal the address a 3-foot par putt. But she shoves it extensive appropriate, and the day previous to this evening’s hero loses her singles match, despite launching an admirable comeback after the coldest of frigid begins, which noticed her lose the first four holes. Yealimi Noh beats Mel Reid 1UP.

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Team Europe doesn’t derive its need at 16. Emily Pedersen virtually chips in from the fringe for birdie, however the ball squeaks previous the outlet. Danielle Kang makes her birdie, though, and they also’re off down 17.

1UP Noh v Reid (17)

Kang v Pedersen 2UP (16)

USA 12-14 Europe

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USA 12-14 Europe

Jessica Korda does indeed wrap up her match. Charley Hull can’t derive her birdie putt, so as that’s the cease of the boulevard in the penultimate match. Jessica Korda beats Charley Hull 3&1.

A glum however proud USA captain Pat Hurst speaks to NBC Sport: “We received on the serve of the eight-ball after the very first foursomes. We’ve fought our methodology serve. It’s level-headed going to be very finest close, however it’s no longer appropriate sufficient. It is far what it is. We performed challenging and with heart. That’s all we were soliciting for. Both sides are awesome gamers. The level of females’s golf is unbelievable now, and it’s correct improving.”

Team Europe in discovering spherical the 16th inexperienced, in the hope that Emily Pedersen can derive the deal finished now, and the celebration can officially derive underway. Now no longer that they in point of fact need anything else rubber-stamped; there’s masses of hugging, whooping, grinning and chattering going on already. In the meantime Mel Reid grabs a hole serve at 17, her 2d recall in three, and he or she’ll stride up 18 with Yealimi Noh. And it appears love Jessica Korda is about to shut out her match with Charley Hull; already dormie two, she’s properly inner her opponent on the 17th inexperienced.

1UP Noh v Reid (17)

2UP J Korda v Hull (16)

Kang v Pedersen 3UP (15)

USA 11-14 Europe

That’s a barely farcical methodology for Europe to get their recall. Danielle Kang had a likelihood to bewitch a hole serve at 15 and preserve Team USA’s hopes of a tie alive, however she trundled a lengthy birdie putt six feet previous the flag, and couldn’t derive the one coming serve. It intended Emily Pedersen shared the spoils with a bogey five, and kept the Solheim Cup on this facet of the pond!

Now then. Can Europe stride on to recall the factor outright? Yes. Yes they are able to. An egregious three-putt by Danielle Kang on 15 methodology Emily Pedersen is guaranteed on the very least a half-level in the anchor match. That will achieve Europe on 14½ on the very least, and though nothing’s legit but, Europe have effectively won the 2021 Solheim Cup!

2UP Noh v Reid (16)

2UP J Korda v Hull (16)

Kang v Pedersen 3UP (15)

USA 11-14 Europe

Europe preserve the Solheim Cup! USA 11-14 Europe

Castren, ice in the veins, splashes out from the bunker to 6 feet. Salas’s birdie effort slips extensive, and the Finn makes decided the trophy will be coming serve on the plane in Catriona Matthew’s lift in discovering by steering in a appropriate-to-left par putt to halve the outlet and get her level. The Finnish debutant has been magical with the flat stick all week, so it’s only appropriate she seals the deal. Matilda Castren beats Lizette Salas 1UP.

Matilda Castren of Team Europe hugs Lizette Salas of Team USA on the 18th hole after winning.

Matilda Castren of Team Europe hugs Lizette Salas of Team USA on the 18th hole after successful. Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Photos

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Castren is down the correct facet of the 18th fairway, 140 yards out. She tugs her methodology into the bunker guarding the front left, and here’s a likelihood for Salas to grab a vital half … because if she doesn’t, and Castren holds out for the recall, Europe will preserve the trophy. Stress on! And the plot she responds! Salas fires straight on the flag, and though she’s 15 feet quick, she’s in pole set to salvage the jam! What a battler Lizette Salas is!

USA 11-13 Europe

Brittany Altomare’s 2d into 17 appears love a clincher. Six feet from the cup. But Ciganda, her serve in opposition to the wall, responds by sending her’s to ten feet. The Spaniard can’t derive the correct-to-left birdie putt, though, missing on the excessive facet, and Altomare completes her fabulous comeback with birdie! Brittany Altomare beats Carlota Ciganda 2&1.

USA 10-13 Europe

Sophia Popov was as soon as never seemingly to total her comeback from dormie six for half a degree. She might perhaps well have prolonged her match with Megan Khang with birdie at 16, however can’t derive the six-footer. Smooth, a 3&2 defeat sounds a hell of significantly larger than, recount, 7&5, which was as soon as a live likelihood at one level. Megan Khang beats Sophia Popov 3&2.

Salas leaves herself with a tricky three-footer for her par. If she misses, she loses, and Europe will preserve the trophy. But in it goes, and the USA fight on. As, you’ll existing, does Sophia Popov, who’s midway against one of many most absurd comebacks for half a degree of all time.

Salas v Castren 1UP (17)

1UP Altomare v Ciganda (16)

3UP Khang v Popov (15)

3UP Noh v Reid (14)

1UP J Korda v Hull (14)

Kang v Pedersen 3UP (13)

USA 9-13
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USA 9-13 Europe

… and then impulsively the pendulum swings serve the varied methodology. Salas fails to derive her birdie putt on 17, while Ernst leaves her very makeable birdie effort quick on 18. Madsen tidies up for par, and the match is halved. Austin Ernst ties with Nanna Koerstz Madsen.

A sense that there’s some exact American momentum developing now. Because the dwelling followers have an even time Ernst’s lovely shot into 18, Salas repeats the trick at 17 to ratchet up the flexibility on Castren. She’s six feet previous. Castren finds the inexperienced along with her 2d, however she’s left with a 20-footer uphill. Advantage USA here too! In the meantime Jessica Korda goes one up on Charley Hull – par’s sufficient for her at 14 – while Ciganda’s antics at 16 lead to an inevitable recall for Altomare at 16! The USA have the wind on the serve of all appropriate, and a properly-known comeback victory might perhaps well be on the cards!

Ernst A/S Koerstz Madsen (17)

Salas v Castren 1UP (16)

1UP Altomare v Ciganda (16)

4UP Khang v Popov (14)

3UP Noh v Reid (14)

1UP J Korda v Hull (14)

Kang v Pedersen 2UP (12)

USA 8
½-12½ Europe

Madsen to hit first from the centre of the 18th fairway. She’s a appropriate distance shorter than her opponent, however finds the center of the inexperienced. Now no longer particularly close – she’s left with a slippery 25-foot downhill putt – however no longer rank both. However it leaves the door ajar for Ernst, who’s close sufficient to attack the flag. She sticks a lovely 2d over the flag to eight feet, and it’s advantage USA!

Koerstz Madsen and Ernst recall turns to larrup drives down the observe at 18. Gorgeous photographs under the conditions. Ciganda’s flay miles appropriate on the drivable 16th is per chance no longer so vast. Now might perhaps well be no longer the time to start out driving love Seve.

Mel Reid’s putter has been off all day, and he or she misses one other quick one on 14. It charges her the outlet in opposition to Yealimi Noh. Reid’s now three down with four to play, and that brave fightback after that unpleasant four-hole frigid start appears all in vain.

Matilda Castren and Lizette Salas tie 16 in birdie. Just a few staunch putts under vulgar power. And what about this from Nanna Madsen on 17? She sends a birdie effort five feet previous the outlet, and you peril for her as a player who has spoken of their battle with the feeble jangling nerves. But in goes the par saver for the half, and he or she’ll stride up the final with Austin Ernst all sq.!

Ernst A/S Koerstz Madsen (17)

Salas v Castren 1UP (16)

Altomare A/S Ciganda (15)

4UP Khang v Popov (14)

2UP Noh v Reid (13)

J Korda A/S Hull (12)

Kang v Pedersen 2UP (12)

USA 8
½-12½ Europe

One more hole won by Sophia Popov! Megan Khang can’t yelp her by chipping in from the serve of 14, and walks off sporting a tiny grimace. It’s if truth be told only a subject of time Khang claims her level – she was as soon as dormie six – however closing out suits on singles day is much less advanced talked about than finished.

Ernst A/S Koerstz Madsen (16)

Salas v Castren 1UP (15)

Altomare A/S Ciganda (15)

4UP Khang v Popov (14)

2UP Noh v Reid (13)

J Korda A/S Hull (12)

Kang v Pedersen 2UP (12)

USA 8
½-12½ Europe

Popov on a charge.

Popov on a mark. Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Photos

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… however what a blow that’s correct been landed by Matilda Castren! She’s made some astronomical putts already this week, however none larger than the 30-foot appropriate-to-left slider she’s made on 15 for birdie. Lizette Salas can’t reply, and the Finn reclaims the lead with holes running out. In the meantime some extra vital European momentum on 12, where Danielle Kang’s bogey gives Emily Pedersen some respiratory living; Europe are two up in the anchor match.

The enormity of the Solheim Cup is initiating to fray some nerves. On 16, the oft-jittery Nanna Koerstz Madsen is left with a 3 footer for a birdie and the recall … however she pulls it extensive appropriate. The crowd hoot and holler as Austin Ernst departs the scene imploring them to derive even extra noise. What a let-off for Team USA!

What’s this noise on 14 all about? Brittany Altomare has correct raked in a 50 footer, that’s what! Amazing! Could that be the blow that sends Europe, who looked en path to victory some time serve, off target? What looked practically obvious now appears very mighty in the balance. What a putt … and what a comeback by Altomare! That will have reverberated spherical the route.

Ernst A/S Koerstz Madsen (15)

Salas A/S Castren (14)

Altomare A/S Ciganda (14)

5UP Khang v Popov (13)

2UP Noh v Reid (12)

J Korda A/S Hull (12)

Kang v Pedersen 1UP (11)

USA 8
½-12½ Europe

USA 8½-12½ Europe

Hall sends her third from bunker to the heart of the inexperienced. Nelly, sitting up in the rough on the serve, opts to plug close with putter. She steers her ball delicately to kick-in distance, at which level Hall concedes. The USA have their first stout level of the afternoon! Nelly Korda beats Georgia Hall 1UP.

A point for Nelly Korda and the US.

A level for Nelly Korda and the US. Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP

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A three-putt bogey for Austin Ernst on 15. Careless, and he or she’s all sq. with Nanna Madsen over again. In the meantime Sophia Popov, with shrimp left to play for however pleasure, grabs a hole serve off Megan Khang at 13. She’s level-headed five down, mind.

Nelly will get barely of a flyer from the rough. Whoa! Her ball whistles via the inexperienced, previous the flag, and virtually into the bunker on the serve. It ends in the rough between inexperienced and entice. No topic, though, because Hall can only advance her ball from one bunker to 1 other. The USA are in the box seat now.

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Solheim Cup 2021: USA v Europe, closing-day singles – live!