Monday, September 16

Europe Wins Solheim Cup With Dramatic Birdie by Suzann Pettersen, Who Promptly Retires

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SUZANN PETTERSEN SANK A CLUTCH 7-foot birdie putt on the final hole to clinch the Solheim Cup for Europe. And then Pettersen retired, on the spot.

That's how you do it.

Here's part of the CNN report:
Norway's Pettersen embraced opponent Marina Alex before falling into the arms of her European teammates on the 18th green at Gleneagles, Scotland, after her winning putt gave Europe a 14.5-13.5 win in the biennial team competition. 
It was Europe's first win since 2013 and sixth in the 16 matches that have been held since the competition -- similar to the men's Ryder Cup between Europe and USA -- began in 1990. 
The 38-year-old Pettersen, a two-time major champion, later announced her retirement from professional golf. 
"This is it, I'm completely done," Pettersen -- a controversial wildcard pick -- told reporters at a jovial a news conference with her victorious teammates. 
"I think this is the perfect end for my professional career, it doesn't get any better and to do it with these girls is amazing."

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