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In a Historic Clean Sweep, Team USA’s Patriots Absolutely Thrash Their Solheim Cup Rivals!

Published 09/22/2023, 7:59 AM EDT

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In the morning foursomes on Friday, the Solheim Cup saw a historic twist. In their home conditions, the Europeans appeared to be in the driver’s seat but the Americans stunned them. Yes, saying that won’t be an exaggeration.

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While many fans were worried about Lexi Thompson playing first in the morning and the English crowd lowering the morale of the American players, the players just focused on their game. And Stacy Lewis’ team did something quite extraordinary.

Team USA all over Team Europe at the Solheim Cup


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In a historic feat, the American players clean-swept Team Europe in the morning 4 foursomes at Finca Cortesin, Spain.

On the first day of the event, all USA pairings won against their European counterparts. And the finishing putt was unleashed by none other than US Women’s Open champion, Allisen Corpuz. The event is taking great shape already!


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LPGA Tour, through an Instagram post, showcased the finishing putt and celebrated the historic feat of Team USA. It wrote, “Let’s go @solheimcupusa! 🇺🇸 Clean sweep finished off by this putt from @allysoncorpuz” 


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The Americans are already off to a great start on the foreign soil. Seems like they are determined to turn things around after humiliations at the hands of Team Europe in 2019 and 2021. Do you think the hosts will be able to stage a comeback in 4 fourballs later in the day? Let us know in the comments section below.

All hail the Captain!

A lot of credit for this historic feat goes to the captain, Stacy Lewis. And not it’s not us being cliched. She did outshine herself in preparing the extraordinary players for a splendid showdown on foreign soil. Her strategic pairing came through, so much so that even England’s favorite Charley Hull, in the company of Emily Pedersen, came a cropper against Ally Ewing and Cheyenne Knight.

Golfweek’s Adam Woodard took to Twitter and explained how this is a massive first for the Americans. The Americans never before won foursomes 4-0, despite having won the event 10 times.


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The pairing of Ewing and Cheyenne Knight opened the account for their team. And Lexi Thompson paired with Megan Khang followed the dance to bag another point for their country. As if participating in a relay race where one player hands over the baton to another, Danielle Kang and Andrea Lee then took their cues and made it 3-0 for the visitors.


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And finally the duo of Nelly Korda and Allisen Corpuz whose win made the history for US. They clean swept the Europeans, achieving a famous 4-0 lead. The start to the hallowed event proves America is there to win the Solheim Cup and their captain is determined to leave with new records.

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Manya Jain


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