Europe win the Solheim Cup: Social media reaction to historic victory on American soil
Matilda Castren sank a final-hole putt to ensure Team Europe retained the Solheim Cup before they went on to edge the United States 15-13 at the Inverness Club and win for only the second time on American soil.
By Ali Stafford
Last Updated: 07/09/21 4:19pm
World No 1 Jon Rahm and six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo were among the players to pay tribute to Europe’s Solheim Cup team after their impressive victory on American soil.
Catriona Matthew became the first captain to guide Europe to back-to-back victories in the biennial contest, as they followed their dramatic 2019 success with a 15-13 win at the Inverness Club.
Victory in Ohio was only Europe's second away from home in the Solheim Cup, with all except one of Matthew's 12 players returning at least a point over the three days.
Ireland's Leona Maguire had a debut to remember as she top-scored with four and a half points in the rookie appearance, while fellow first-time Matilda Castren earned the point to ensure the trophy would be returning to European soil.
Madelene Sagstrom and Celine Boutier both returned victories in the Monday singles, as Emily Kristine Pedersen birdied the final hole to defeat Danielle Kang in the final match and extend Europe's winning margin.
Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington will hope the away win can be followed by more European success at Whistling Straits later this month, with plenty of Ryder Cup players - past and present - quick to praise the success of Matthew's team.
Here's a look at some of the other tributes made to Europe's Solheim Cup team on social media...