Despite Facing a Thrashing Patriotic Defeat, Suzann Pettersen Humbly Accepts Her Loss With Latest Hopeful Confession

The Solheim Cup has been at its finest during the historical foursome round. While the American team grabbed a staggering lead of 4-0 over the Europeans, all eyes remain etched on the next set of the competition. Amidst this, the successful pairings of the US Team have gained applause from all over.

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However, the same cannot be said for the European side. The otherwise favorites have suffered brutally till now and failed to color the scoreboard blue in Spain. Yet, the European Captain, Suzann Pettersen, divulged a chance of victory along with the few positives that came the host’s way.


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The European captain, Suzann Petterson, from the beginning of the Solheim Cup advent, emphasized guiding the team toward a dominant performance. However, the early hours of the game on the Spanish greens haven’t looked quite promising for the home team, despite their experience.

Where the hopes of a consistent lead seem to look far away, the captain in the interview during the live match explained how there remains “No straight road to success.” She commented about continuing the initial stance of gaining back control over the game and playing the necessary shots.

Pettersen remained adamant on how the team, despite having three rookies, is extremely powerful and confident in each other. Elaborating on the same, she cited the example of Maja Stark and Linn Grant, who fought till the last hole and tried to cover the gap set by the Americans.

While the initial plans seem to have shown no success for the Europeans, the American team can vouch for the exact opposite with the record on their side. Captain Stacy Lewis seems to have had the perfect outing for her pairings, given the lead that America currently holds.

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Undoubtedly, the golf world witnessed history being made at Finca Cortesin. But, it was not only the American warriors who outplayed their opponents, their captain, Stacy Lewis, also played her cards right. Whether it was bringing in the controversial pairing of Nelly Korda and Allisen Corpuz or teaming up veterans like Lexi Thompson and Megan Khang, Lewis made the right moves.

Acknowledging the same, Beth Ann Nichols of Golf Week expressed her awe at the American captain’s strategy. Through her hours-old tweet, the analyst said, “Can’t wait for Stacy Lewis to break down how Solheim-specific analytics helped her make history.”

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Applauding Lewis’ foresight when it came to the pairings, the Golf Week reporter emphasized her vision of how the American captain navigated the incredible foursomes. Nichols mentioned that as the need made itself known, Lewis worked on a solution and made it happen.


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This, per the reporter, has been the veteran’s approach her entire career as she has always been known to incline more toward being an analytical golfer in opposition to a skilled-based one. Well, it sure has worked her way during the first day on the foreign soil.

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