t a press conference in Spain on Monday, Suzann Pettersen was named the 2023 European Solheim Cup captain. To keep up the momentum started by the colorful Norwegian player, who has alternated between being the event’s hero and villain in 2019 and 2021, Catriona Matthew will be working hard.
The next match will be held on the Costa del Sol in Spain from September 18 to 24, 2023.
Pettersen, 40, has played in nine Solheim Cups for Europe and served as vice captain twice. In 2019, she went off the course with her son Herman in her arms after sinking the winning putt at Gleneagles.
“I am pleased to be named Solheim Cup captain,” Pettersen remarked. “This is the highest distinction I’ve ever received in my professional life.”
Pettersen first competed in the Solheim Cup in 2002 at Interlachen Golf & Country Club in Minnesota, and went on to help Europe win in 2003, 2011, and 2013 before returning from maternity leave in 2019 to make the most memorable seven-foot putt of her career.
Pettersen had only competed in three Rolex Ranking tournaments in the past 18 months, with two missed cuts and a T-59 in the CP Women’s Open. She was granted a wild card pick in 2019.
The Ladies European Tour’s chief executive, Alexandra Armas, said, “We are happy that Suzann has accepted the job of captain for the 2023 Solheim Cup.” “She has been the European team’s heart and soul for nearly two decades, and her record of 21 points from nine appearances speaks for itself.”
A argument about concessions on the final day of play in Germany in 2015 led to Pettersen being the villain in the tournament.
As a freshman at St. Mary’s, Alison Lee was unable to make an impact.
Andrews, sank an 18-inch putt for par on the 17th hole, the crowd went wild.
Leon-Rot Golf Club in four-balls, she assumed Europe had conceded. Pettersen informed the group’s rules official that the putt had not been given as Charley Hull went off the green.
Lee and her companion Brittany Lincicome were surprised as they walked to the 18th tee after the mishap.
After the Americans failed to birdie the 18th hole, Europe took a two-shot lead, and Lee and Hull sobbed.
The Americans reacted with the most dramatic comeback victory in Solheim Cup history, overcoming a four-point lead to win 8.5 points in singles play on Sunday.
In the end, Pettersen apologized for what he had done.
As Matthew’s vice captain in September, Pettersen led Europe to victory in Inverness despite only having a few close friends and family members present due to travel restrictions.
With 15 LPGA victories, Pettersen has won 21 LPGA and LET titles.
He is a two-time major champion. She won the McDonald’s LPGA Championship in 2007 (now known as the KPMG Women’s PGA) and the Evian Championship in 2013.
“The Solheim Cup is where I have the fondest golfing memories,” Pettersen stated. “You’re out there with your teammates and buddies, all working toward the same goal.” You battle for your pals and enjoy some of life’s most priceless moments.”
The next captain of Team USA is yet to be named.