The U.S. team captured the Solheim Cup in comeback fashion against Team Europe Sunday in Germany.
Trailing 10-6 heading into Sunday Singles, the Americans rallied to win the final five matches to clip the Europeans 14 1/2-13 1/2 to win the cup. It marked the largest comeback in Solheim Cup history.
Angela Stanford snapped a personal nine-match Solheim Cup losing streak for a 2&1 victory against Suzann Pettersen to draw the matches event at 13 1/2 apiece. Then, captain’s pick Paula Creamer closed out the European hopes beating Sandra Gal 4&3.
It was American Gerina Piller, who saved the day with a clutch up-and-down including a 12-foot par save to win her match 1-UP against Caroline Masson. The victory kept the Americans hopes alive. Masson had just missed a birdie putt that would have retained the cup for Team Europe. Piller, who entered the week with a 0-2-1 record in cup competition, produced for Captain Juli Inkster logging a 3-0-1 week in Germany.
Other Golf News:
- Jason Day (20-under overall) continues to lead the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoff stop at the BMW Championship. Day, who leads the playoff standings, has a six-shot advantage at the moment. Bubba Watson (8-under through 14 holes) has made a run. He is T-3 at the moment alongside Jordan Spieth.
- The Champions Tour returns to action next week at the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.
- A victory by Day would be the Aussie’s fourth triumph on the PGA Tour since late July. He opened the week as a 7-to-1 betting favorite at Ladbrokes.com.
- Rikard Karlberg (19-under) edged Martin Kaymer on the second playoff hole to win the European Tour’s Italian Open. Karlberg was a 66-1 long shot to win the tournament. Danny Willett, a contender in the Race To Dubai standings, finished T-3.
- The Ladbrokes.com pay off for a U.S. win at the Solheim Cup by a the score of 14 1/2-13 1/2 was 9-1 odds.