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Catriona Matthew retained as Europe's Solheim Cup captain


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Scottish golfer Catriona Matthew has been named the European captain for the 2021 Solheim Cup.

The 50-year-old also held the role at this year's tournament where her side produced a dramatic final day comeback to beat the USA at Gleneagles and regain the trophy.

"Winning the Solheim Cup in Scotland was a dream come true, but backing that up with a win in America would be even better," Matthew said of retaining the captaincy.

"It's always harder to win on US soil, but I'm honoured to be tasked with the mission. I was lucky enough to be part of the first European team to win on US soil at Colorado Golf Club in 2013 and so know what's possible.

"The American team played extremely well at Gleneagles, but what we accomplished this year and what it meant to people all around the world will serve as further motivation. I'm excited to get down to business, build the next team and see what Europe is capable of at Inverness Club. It's a very Scottish name, so I'm hoping that's a good omen!

"Anyone who witnessed the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland can be left in no doubt that it was an outstanding international event which set a new benchmark for women's golf, but this is the beginning of a new, two-year journey, so I'm going to gather all my experience, take it forward and do my best to bring the trophy home to Europe again in 2021."

The 2021 tournament will be held in Ohio.

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