Scratch here! Hope you didn’t miss the Solheim Cup this past weekend. These American and European ladies provided some of the most golfin’ excitement this caveman has seen all year! Europe dominated all weekend, but the US still put up a fight. Europe got a large lead the first day and by Sunday wrapped it up with a final score of 18-10.
The European team’s eight-point margin of victory is the largest since the tournament began in 1990, per Associated Press reporting(via ESPN.com). Even with six rookies on the team, Europe was able to score their first victory in the USA. Caroline Hedwell of Sweden became the first player to win five matches in the history of the Solheim Cup. That last point gave her a 1-up win over Michelle Wie and assured that Europe would keep the cup.
The Americans have a 8-5 lead overall in the series, but this is the first time they’ve lost the cup back-to-back.
One player to keep your eye on is Charley Hull. The 17-year-old from England completely blew away Paula Creamer, one of the most consistent players in matchplay, in the Sunday singles. Hull is the youngest golfer to ever play in the Solheim Cup. This caveman predicts we’ll be seeing a lot of great things from this teen in the future.
Want to relive the excitement? Here are Scratch’s favorite moments from the 2013 Solheim Cup!
Azahara Munoz sinks a 30-footer on ninth hole during Friday morning foursome play.
Brittany Lang nearly aces the 206-yard par-3 sixth hole during Friday morning foursome play
Brittney Lang hits out of the woods.
Charley Hull, the youngest player ever in the Solheim Cup drains a long birdie putt at the 6th hole.
Anna Nordqvist’s hole-in one!
Check out The Guardian’s highlights for the rest of the action!