LIVE FROM GLENEAGLES

Matthew: "Solheim win would be greatest achievement"

Catriona Matthew Solheim Cup 2019

Catriona Matthew has admitted that leading Europe to glory in the Solheim Cup this week would be her greatest achievement in the game.

Matthew takes the reins of the European side on home soil at Gleneagles and goes up against a formidable opponent in Juli Inkster, seeking to win as US captain for the third match in a row.

However, Europe has won each of the previous two matches played in Scotland and, if they can continue that record, Matthew says it would even rank above her Women’s British Open victory in 2009.

• US star WDs from Solheim Cup with injury

• Ryder Cup hero Barnes passes away

“I think it would be right at the top,” said the Scot. “I've always loved the Solheim Cup. It's been the highlight of my career every two years when it comes around.

WATCH - MASTER YOUR SHORT GAME

“Some of my best moments have been in the Solheim, and I think to be a winning captain at Gleneagles in Scotland would rank just about above my British Open win.”

• Where and when to watch the Solheim on TV

• The US team for Gleneagles - IN FULL

Matthew added that she and her assistants – Laura Davies, Mel Reid and Kathryn Imrie – are close to being settled on who to put out together in Friday morning’s opening session.

“We've had some good discussions about the pairings,” she added. “Obviously we're still a couple days out but I think we've got a fairly good idea in our minds. We all seem to be pretty much on the same page. We've got a good plan in place, I think.”

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
2022 Driver Test | Which one is going in my bag?
Drivers
play button
The most powerful PING irons ever? | PING i525 review
Ping
play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
Titleist
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
Cobra
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Amateur shoots 134 in disastrous qualifying round
"Daftys”: Robert MacIntyre hits back at US PGA critics
US PGA 2022: Full prize money breakdown
9 things Justin Thomas gets for winning the US PGA
Justin Thomas wins US PGA in playoff

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
How to square the clubface at impact
Callaway
play button
A simple tip to help you stop topping the golf ball
Watch
play button
Good rhythm is the key to good golf
Callaway
play button
More shoulder turn means more power
Watch
See all videos right arrow