Golf: Europe routs USA to retain Solheim Cup
PARKER, United States / Colorado (AFP) - Europe produced the most dominant victory in Solheim Cup history, routing the Americans 18-10 to retain the trophy and win the biennial event for the first time on US soil.
Sweden's Caroline Hedwall went a perfect 5-0, sinking a four-foot putt to beat USA captain's pick Michelle Wie 1 up and give the Europeans the 14 points they needed to make sure of keeping the trophy for another two years.
Hedwall is the first in Solheim history to go 5-0 and the only player on either team to play all five matches this week at the Colorado Golf Club.
Europe dominated with their putting, receiving big contributions from a half dozen Solheim Cup rookies, including 17-year-old Charley Hull of England.