Sign up for our daily newsletter

Latest news, reviews, analysis and opinion, plus unmissable deals for bunkered subscriptions, events, and our commercial partners.

European Solheim Cup star Anna Nordqvist has admitted she was surprised to see the US team put so much effort into geeing up the home crowd during last month’s match in Ohio.

Almost to a player, Pat Hurst’s American charges were captured repeatedly waving their arms to encourage fans to get behind them during the clash with Catriona Matthew’s European side at Inverness Golf Club.

With COVID restrictions having made it next to impossible for European fans to travel to the match, the USA team was clearly on a mission to maximise their home advantage.

Their efforts ultimately proved to be futile with Europe successfully defending the trophy, 15-13 the score.

• Morgan slices tee shot into Old Course Hotel

• PGA Tour pro hits out at vaccine “nazis”

Speaking on the latest episode of The bunkered Podcast, three-time major champion Nordqvist said she wouldn’t have gone to such extremes with the arm-waving had the roles been reversed.

“I just don’t see a need for it but if that’s what they want to do then go for it,” said the Swede. “We
in the European team talked about the need to stay strong that week.
All we had was each other.

More Reads

Image Turnberry green

The bunkered Golf Course Guide - Scotland

Now, with bunkered, you can discover the golf courses Scotland has to offer. Trust us, you will not be disappointed.

Find Courses

Latest podcast

The 2024 Masters Commute – Final Round Recap LIVE from Augusta