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Solheim Cup 2021: USA v Europe, final-day singles – live!

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Defending Solheim Cup champions Europe head into the final day singles with a two-point lead. The USA however are on home soil, and have an average world ranking of 26.2, while Europe’s average is merely 44.1. But then the Europeans have collectively won five major titles to America’s three. The last major was won a couple of weeks ago by Anna Nordqvist, with Georgia Hall, Madelene Sagstrom and Nanna Koerstz Madsen in hot pursuit. However, Lizette Salas was also in hot pursuit. Meanwhile Nelly Korda won the PGA this year, as well as Olympic gold, and is the world number one.

This week, Leona Maguire has been a rookie sensation. Yealimi Noh has been a rookie sensation. Mina Harigae has been a rookie sensation. Matilda Castren has been a rookie sensation. Lexi Thompson appeared to shake off her putting demons yesterday morning on 17. Mel Reid hit the shot of the week yesterday afternoon on 18. You’d pick Jennifer Kupcho to make the putt that’d save your life. You’d pick Georgia Hall to make the putt that’d save your life. You’d pick … but let’s not belabour the point. All of which is simply to ask: would anyone look at this upcoming final session of the 17th edition of the Solheim Cup, every match a top-drawer showdown between some of the greatest golfers on the planet, and honestly, honestly, honestly predict how this already wild and wonderful tournament will pan out? (Answer: no. Also: all times BST.)

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