Kang is left with a wedge in from 90 yards. She’s shortsided, although, with that bunker in her approach, and might solely discover the again fringe of the inexperienced. A giant smile nonetheless, she’s clearly having fun with the second. Nordqvist has an ungainly stance, one foot within the lure, one out, however splashes confidently to 10 toes.
Kang has left her associate Austin Ernst a difficult second. She’s up towards the lip, and clips it a little bit when wedging out. The ball disappears into thick tough down the correct. Benefit Europe, you’d suppose, however Nordqvist’s teammate Matilda Castren sends a nervous strategy into the bunker entrance proper of the inexperienced. You’d nonetheless fairly be in European sneakers, thoughts.
Right here we go, then, the primary pictures of the 2021 Solheim Cup. Absolute bedlam within the bleachers. Anna Nordqvist, who received her second main on the British Open at Carnoustie final month, stripes Europe’s opening drive down the center. Then, to very large cheers – U-S-A! U-S-A! – Danielle Kang steps up. The 2017 PGA champion addresses the ball, earlier than stepping again to whip up the group a bit extra. Whether or not the showmanship does her any good or not is a moot level, as her tee shot dunks in a fairway bunker to the left, however there’s loads of time to kind issues out. That is taking place!
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United States of America: Brittany Altomare, Austin Ernst, Ally Ewing, Mina Harigae, Danielle Kang, Megan Khang, Jessica Korda, Nelly Korda, Jennifer Kupcho, Yealimi Noh, Lizette Salas, Lexi Thompson. Captain: Pat Hurst.
Welcome to our protection of the seventeenth Solheim Cup between the USA of America and Europe at Inverness Membership, Toledo, Ohio. Let’s not faff round, the opening foursomes are going out quickly. Listed here are the pairings (all instances BST) …
1235 Anna Nordqvist / Matilda Castren v Danielle Kang / Austin Ernst 1247 Celine Boutier / Georgia Corridor v Ally Ewing / Megan Khang 1259 Mel Reid / Leona Maguire v Nelly Korda / Jessica Korda 1311 Charley Hull / Emily Kristine Pedersen v Lexi Thompson / Brittany Altomare
… right here’s a reminder of what occurred final time …
… and, whereas we’ve nonetheless acquired the chance, breathe. If we expertise something half as dramatic as Gleneagles – and no, you’re not the one one already lacking the street-fighting brilliance of Bronte Legislation, however different heroes will reveal themselves, so fear not – we’ll be doing properly. Buckle up, women and gents, the best golfers from the USA and Europe are about to placed on a present. Right here it comes! It’s on!