GLENEAGLES, Scotland – It was a dizzying affair. Momentum shifted back and forth like fescue in a stiff Scottish breeze. Perhaps the closest contest from start to finish of any Solheim Cup ended with a part-time player, full-time legend draining a 6-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to give Europe its first victory in six years.
Everything down the stretch had to go Europe’s way. Bronte Law, an English lioness who sprinted out the tunnel and onto the first tee, walked in a birdie putt on the 16th hole and closed her match against alternate Ally McDonald on the 17th to leave the fate of the Cup in Suzann Pettersen’s hands. They are cut from the same mold, Law and Pettersen. High-octane players who feed off of moments like this, particularly in team competition.
“I’d have pulled it and missed it left for sure,” joked Europe’s vice captain Laura Davies.
The rookie Law watched her hero’s epic putt on a big screen to the left of the 17th green. She dropped to her knees in a moment of glorious relief when the crowd’s roar in real-time gave it away. Law sprinted toward the…