Team Europe captain Catriona Matthew stressed her team would have taken a point lead after one day of the 16th Solheim Cup at Gleneagles, but conceded that she would have preferred it to be more.
A precious pair of 18th hole birdies in the gloaming at Gleneagles rescued the USA from a potential three-point deficit and kept the 16th Solheim Cup on a knife-edge going into the second day with Europe leading by a single point.
Catriona Matthew's Europe edged ahead by a single point in the first session of the 2019 Solheim Cup in front of big and noisy crowds at a sun-drenched Gleneagles.
Scotland’s Catriona Matthew told her European Team “this is your moment” as a lavish opening ceremony launched the 16th Solheim Cup at Gleneagles.
Europe’s Solheim Cup advantage is the home soil of Gleneagles, and perhaps the cool of a late summer Scottish morning as today’s foursomes get underway on the PGA Centenary Course.
It’s not usually in golf’s nature for things to get too spiteful, but a healthy dose might get the juices flowing a little more as the Solheim Cup gets underway this morning at Gleneagles.
Danielle Kang won’t be hushing anyone up at the Solheim Cup, because she wants a hostile atmosphere and even the boos if they come.
Solheim Cup 2019@ Georgia Hall and Charley Hull can’t wait to play for captain Catriona at Gleneagles
Georgia Hall was quite taken aback when told Catriona Matthew had said she would consider a Solheim Cup win as captain at Gleneagles on native soil as bigger than even her Women’s British Open win.
Captain Juli Inkster saw an already raw US Solheim Cup team get even more inexperienced overnight, but typically sees it as positive challenge rather than a disadvantage.
Catriona Matthew’s ever-calm exterior – vital itself in a high-pressure situation like a Solheim Cup – disguises as tough a competitor as there is in world golf, believes Dame Laura Davies.