Winning 8 of 12 singles matches, the United States retained the Solheim Cup with a 16-12 victory over the Europeans in rainy, cold and windy conditions at the Halmstad Golf Club in Halmstad, Sweden. It was the Americans first win on foreign soil since 1996.
“It was a brutal week,” assistant captain Beth Daniel told AP. “We had a young team. We told them every night that we were so proud. They never gave up. They never complained. No player ever came to us. No. They just kept saying, ‘We've got to go out and play and do the best we can.’”
The Europeans held a slim lead heading into Sunday's singles matches, but the Americans staged a strong rally. Especially impressive was Morgan Pressel, who defeated Annika Sorenstam 2 and 1 in Sorenstam's home country.
“None of us feel like losers,” European team member Laura Davies said. “We lost to a better team today.”
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