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1X Major Champ Celine Boutier Reminisces Her Best Bud’s On-Course Triumph While Divulging a Unique Solheim Cup Expectation

Published 09/20/2023, 6:30 AM EDT

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The highly anticipated Solheim Cup is set to kick off this weekend, and it has been a hot topic of discussion in the golf world. Players have been diligently preparing for this moment for months. With the tournament taking place in Spain this year, both teams are eager to showcase their skills and vie for the coveted trophy on European soil.

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The camaraderie among teammates is palpable on both sides. This time, the European team shines as Celine Boutier showers her on-course comrade, Leona Maguire, with praise, reminiscing about the latter’s recent flawless performance.

Celine Boutier’s praise for Leona Maguire: A look at their team dynamics


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The European Solheim Cup press conference held on September 19 featured golfers Leona Maguire from Ireland and Celine Boutier from France, both of whom shared insights about the course and their expectations for the Solheim Cup.

Maguire described the course as having excellent variety, strong par-3s, and challenging greens, emphasizing the importance of putting in this tournament. Celine Boutier echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the need for precise ball placement on the course.


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When asked about her Irish teammate, Boutier responded, “…her last performance was essentially flawless…very impressive.” She further added, “I think she’s a very steady and consistent player, great around the greens, definitely a very good putter, so I feel like it’s going to be definitely a weapon for match play.

She concluded by adding, “Her performance from the last edition of the Solheim Cup definitely shows that. So, yeah, I definitely would not want to be paired against Leona.”

As the team prepares to showcase its collective talent, what makes this year even more special is their ability to work cohesively as a team, complementing each other’s strengths as individuals. Each team member brings something unique to the table, contributing to their overall success.

While Celine Boutier praises Leona Maguire for her exceptional play, it’s worth noting how Boutier herself kicked off her summer on a high note.

Celine Boutier’s summer of triumph

Celine Boutier, coming off a fantastic summer with victories at the Amundi Evian Championship and the Women’s Scottish Open, is now gearing up for the Solheim Cup in Spain.


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This summer, the 5th-ranked player in the world from France secured her first major championship victory by dominating the field at the Evian Championship, winning by a commanding six-stroke margin. This victory marked her fourth LPGA win of her career and came after a season with four top-10 finishes and two wins.

Boutier’s exceptional form began at the Chevron Championship and followed up with respectable showings at the U.S. Women’s Open and the KPMG PGA Championship. She entered the final round of the Evian Championship with a 54-hole lead, ultimately triumphing over the defending champion, Brooke Henderson, with a final-round score of 68.


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Remarkably, Boutier continued her winning streak the following week by clinching the Freed Group Women’s Scottish Open at the Dundonald Links. Her back-to-back victories, including a major championship, made her the first player since Nelly Korda in 2021 to achieve this feat on the LPGA Tour. Boutier’s stellar performances have undoubtedly solidified her status as a rising star in women’s golf.

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