Solheim Cup glory would top British Open success for Matthewadmin
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Catriona Matthew insists leading Europe in Scotland to Solheim Cup glory would top winning the Women’s British Open.
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“For a winning captain here [in Gleneagles] would probably rank just above my British Open win,” said the 50-year-old Scot.
Stacy Lewis has pulled from the US team with a spine injury, with her place.
Matthew appeared in nine Solheim Cups as a player, for instance, European victories in 2003, 2011 and 2013, however ruler Juli Inkster and the Americans have won the last two matches in 2017 and at 2015.
“I have always felt the Solheim Cup has been a highlight of my career when it comes around every two years,” said the European skipper.
Lewis, 34, is named as a pick from Inkster, but her back flared up last week and she does not feel able to tee it up at Gleneagles.
“I know this was an incredibly challenging choice for Stacy, but she has the team’s best interests at heart,” said Inkster.
McDonald was in Scotland as the first alternate of the team, and finished one place outside an place.
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