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Europe need miracle to come out on top in Solheim Cup

Europe will need to pull off the best fightback in the event’s history to win the 15th Solheim Cup after losing more ground to the Americans in another sensational fourballs session in Des Moines.

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Scotlands Catriona Matthew lines up a putt with her caddie Mike Patterson yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Catriona Matthew playing a blinder at the Solheim Cup

No matter what happens on the final day of the 15th Solheim Cup, one cast-iron certainty to come out of the contest is that Catriona Matthew will have a pivotal role in the next instalment of this transatlantic tussle. And maybe not as captain, the job she has almost certainly been earmarked for when the event is staged at Gleneagles in 2019.

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Marcel Siem of Germany celebrates chipping in on the 9th green during day three of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay in Passau, Germany. Picture: Getty Images

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Danielle Kang celebrates after holing a putt as she helped the Americans to an afternoon clean sweep in the 15th Solheim Cup in Des Moines. Picture: Getty Images

Europe trail after first Solheim Cup session whitewash in Iowa

Europe trail 5.5-2.5 heading into the second day of the 15th Solheim Cup in Des Moines after suffering a first-ever session whitewash in the biennial event.

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Catriona Matthew, left, of Scotland, celebrates with teammate Karine Icher, of France, after winning their foursome match against the United States. Picture: Charlie Neibergall/AP

Inspirational cATRIONA Matthew gets off to winning start

What a way to mark becoming the oldest European to play in the Solheim Cup. And what a way to provide even further inspiration for the six young Scottish girl golfers here this week as part of an initiative linked to the 2019 event at 
Gleneagles.

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Catriona Matthew has been paired with Karine Icher of France in the opening session in Des Moines. Picture: Getty Images

Catriona Matthew plays in opening Solheim Cup session

Annika Sorenstam, the European captain, has shown her faith in late replacement Catriona Matthew by throwing the Scot straight into action in the 15th Solheim Cup in Des Moines.

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Paul Lawrie edged past Peter Hanson. Picture: Getty.

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Kathryn Imrie played in the 1996 Solheim Cup at St Pierre. Picture: Getty.

Kathryn Imrie keeps Europeans ‘loose in locker-room’ at Solheim Cup

Twenty-one years after playing in the event at St Pierre in Wales, Kathryn Imrie has been tasked by Annika Sorenstam with trying to keep the European team members “loose in the locker room” during this week’s Solheim Cup.

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Catriona Matthew signs autographs during yesterdays practice day at De Moines. Picture: Getty.

Coach Craggs says Europe are set to upset odds in Solheim Cup

Scottish-based coach Kevin Craggs, whose workload has doubled this week since Catriona Matthew joined Mel Reid in a playing capacity, believes Europe can upset the odds in the 15th Solheim Cup over the next three days thanks to Annika Sorenstam steering the visitors’ ship in Des Moines.

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Paul Lawrie faces former Ryder Cup partner Peter Hanson in the first round. Picture Michael Gillen

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Paul Lawrie will have to overcome both a foot injury and his former Ryder Cup partner Peter Hanson to reach the 
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Catriona Matthew during practice for the Solheim Cup at the Des Moines Country Club Picture: Getty Images

Catriona Matthew on cloud nine after Solheim Cup call-up

She’s the Cat-riona with nine Solheim Cup lives. Instead of being one of Annika Sorenstam’s vice-captains for the event’s 15th staging here in Des Moines, Catriona Matthew will now make her ninth playing appearance against the Americans after swapping roles with Suzann Pettersen.

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