Despite Seeing Her Nation Lose, LPGA Legend Michelle Wie Sends Highest Order of Appreciation For Carlota Ciganda

Published 09/24/2023, 2:30 PM EDT

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Well, if you are a golf fan, you have definitely heard about the two most important golf tournaments that are taking place this month. The Solheim Cup of women’s golf and the Ryder Cup of men’s golf are making the buzz right now. The reason for the utmost importance of these events is that they are a matter of the nation’s pride.

Two teams from the US and Europe come together to vie for the trophy. The hope of others rests on these golfers’ shoulders. When it comes to patriotic emotion, nothing matters the most. But recently retired Michelle Wie West showed the utmost humility in the midst of the opposition team crushing her nation’s dream.

Michelle Wie West extends her wishes amidst the Solheim Cup loss


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For three consecutive days, Andalucia, Spain, was filled with action-packed, heart-pounding, nerve-wracking games. Just a few hours before the Solheim Cup concluded, the European team defended their cup with an entertaining stalemate.

In today’s singles matches, Leona Maguire got the first point for Team Europe with a 4&3 victory over Rose Zhang. But Spanish golfer Carlota Ciganda was the game’s standout player. Her outstanding performance earned the team the 14th point, ensuring that the European team would keep the Cup.


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As the whole European team got into the celebration, Michelle Wie West also congratulated the rival team, especially Carlota. After Europe’s historic win, she took to social media to convey her wishes. On her Instagram story, she wrote, ”Congratulations, Carlota, on your winning putt! And to do it in your home country! So cool.”

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Well, it takes a lot of courage to accept your country’s defeat, and by this act, Wie West really showed that these tournaments are more than a competition but a celebration of the masterstroke. Do you know that on the same course, US team newbie Allisen Corpuz also showed humility over disappointment on the course?

Corpuz’s classy act on the field

During day one of the four-ball matches, Allisen Corpuz and Jennifer Kupcho were up against Emily Kristine Pedersen and Maja Stark. Pedersen did something so remarkable that left the whole crowd stunned.


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On the 12th hole, she shot an ace. This was the second-in-one in Solheim Cup history. Though Corpuz was on the opposition side, she also got into the little celebration and high-fived Pedersen.

Moments like these make any occasion more enjoyable and less bitter and we hope to see them in Ryder Cup as well.


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Written by:

Rajnandini Rathore


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Sharan Nair