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Pettersen Wins Solheim for Europe

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THE AMERICAN inventor Thomas Edison once observed that “opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Fortunately for the European team at the Solheim Cup Suzann Pettersen has both a keen sense of occasion and is not afraid to graft. Her timing, in every sense of the word, was flawless.

The contradiction of matchplay singles in a team environment is that it is very difficult to trace the DNA of victory to one person or one incident. It’s rarely a linear equation.

However, while Caroline Hedwall conjured a remarkable feat of escapology to pilfer a half in her match and young Azahara Munoz produced a second shot to the par four 17th of stunning quality, it was Pettersen who provided the shot of adrenaline that energised, team-mates and galleries alike.

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