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As the Solheim Cup draws near, both competing teams are showing great enthusiasm and determination. The focus right now is on rigorous practice and thorough preparation, with the ultimate goal of capturing the coveted trophy. Europe’s victory in the last Solheim Cup in 2021 has heightened the stakes for both sides. For the American team, the challenge is to bring the trophy back home, while the European team harbors hopes of achieving a remarkable three-peat.

Reflecting on the memories of their previous win, the seasoned veteran Madelene Sagstrom fondly recalls the hilarious celebrations that took place in 2021. Expressing her eagerness to celebrate once again, here is what she has to say.

Sagstrom’s Solheim Cup insights: Winning, losing, and party spirit

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The LPGA Tour’s Instagram account, in collaboration with Madelene Sagstrom, shared a video post featuring Sagstrom taking a stroll with sports reporter Hope Barnett at the Finca Cortesín resort in Andalucía, Spain — the venue for this year’s event.

In the video, Barnett fondly recalls the 2021 victory and Sagstrom’s memorable champagne-chugging celebration. She inquires whether Sagstrom is bringing the same energy to the golf course this time. The 30-year-old, with a chuckle, responds with an emphatic, “Absolutely!”

She goes on to mention her personal experience of both winning and losing (2017) in the Solheim Cup, emphasizing that winning is much sweeter. She expresses, “We still party when we lose, but the feeling of winning a Solheim Cup is insane.” Barnett chimes in, adding, “Nicer to part when you win.”

 

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The conversation shifts to the upcoming match-up, with the pro golfer praising Team Europe’s strength and expressing optimism about their performance based on their roster. She mentions that they are looking strong on paper and eagerly look forward to being out on the greens. Madelene Sagström, a recent addition to the European team as the captain’s pick, is determined not to lose the grip on the cup they won last time around.

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Madelene Sagstrom’s journey to 2023 Team Europe

Despite facing a challenging year, Sagstrom was chosen as a wild-card pick for Team Europe. During a recent interview, she openly acknowledged that her performance has not been satisfactory since her selection in the squad last month. Nevertheless, she remains resolute in her determination to thrive under pressure and make a meaningful contribution to Team Europe’s success.

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Sagstrom also expressed her contentment in discovering some improved form in her game through diligent effort. She emphasized her commitment to concentrating on performing well rather than merely keeping things together. This marks Sagstrom’s third appearance at the Solheim Cup.

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