Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service
Golfer Thompson produces stunning comeback as America defeat Europe.
Lexi Thompson had a rollercoaster Sunday at golf’s Solheim Cup as she came back from a woeful front nine with a stunning back nine to secure a valuable half point in America’s overall victory.
Thompson faced Europe’s Anna Nordqvist in the first of 12 Sunday singles matches in Des Moines as the hosts led 10.5 to 5.5 following the first two days of competition.
The 22-year-old, though, who performed a memorable skydive stunt recently, suffered early on as Nordqvist opened up what looked like being an unassailable four-hole lead after nine holes.
Thompson was a different player altogether on the back nine as she won five of the next seven holes, including an eagle on the 13th, to lead heading into the final hole only for Nordqvist to birdie for a deserved half.
The American told the Golf Channel, “That had to be the weirdest round of golf I ever played. The front nine I don’t think I was awake, and the back nine I just played lights out.”
Nordqvist added, “The way she turned it around after a rocky start was very impressive.”
Cristie Kerr and Paula Creamer both won their matches with Angel Yin’s half point allowing Lizette Salas the chance to stroke in the winning putt against Jodi Ewart Shadoff in her match victory.