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U.S. wins Solheim Cup, Day leads big at BMW Championship

Solheim Cup drama capped off Sunday

Solheim Cup drama capped off Sunday

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.creamerbag

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.

FedExCup5Other 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 europeantourlogo15win 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.