GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — The most sensational finish in Solheim Cup history went down to the last putt of the entire match by a veteran player who many thought was lucky to even be selected.
Suzann Pettersen didn’t let Europe down.
By rolling in a left-to-right birdie from 6 feet on the 18th hole, the 38-year-old Pettersen regained the biggest team prize in women’s golf for the Europeans in a 14 ½-13 1/2 win over the United States at Gleneagles.
“Just unbelievable. Never been a better moment,” said European captain Catriona Matthew, whose contentious decision to choose Pettersen as one of her wild-card picks paid off.
The Norwegian was called up by Matthew despite having played just two tournaments — missing the cut in both — since November 2017, having had time off because of injury and after having a baby boy, Herman.
After being mobbed by her teammates on the 18th green, an emotional Pettersen held Herman in her arms and kissed him.
“Coming down No. 18, Beany (Matthew) said, ‘It’s why I picked you,'” Pettersen said. “In your wildest dreams, especially where I’ve come from, I…