Pettersen's putt wins Solheim Cup for Europe
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GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) Suzann Pettersen hit the final putt of the Solheim Cup, and as it turned out, the final putt of her career.

Pettersen holed a 7-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Gleneagles as Europe won the last three matches to capture the Solheim Cup on Sunday, 14 1/2-13 1/2, in the most tension-filled finish in Solheim Cup history.

When it was over, the 38-year-old from Norway announced her retirement from professional golf.

''Yeah, this is it. I'm completely done,'' she said. ''It doesn't get any better.''�

The Americans were going for a third straight victory and led 13 1/2-11 1/2 with three matches on the course at Gleneagles, two of them tied. Anna Nordqvist closed out Morgan Pressel in 15 holes. Bronte Law took the lead with a clutch birdie on the 16th and then won her match over Ally McDonald on the next hole. Moments later, it came down to Pettersen's match against Marina Alex.

The American missed from 10 feet. Pettersen holed the putt, and the celebration was on.

''Never been a better moment,'' European captain Catriona Matthew said.

Matthew first signed up Pettersen as a vice captain until deciding to make her a captain's pick for a team she felt lacked experience. Pettersen had played only two tournaments since November 2017, taking time off for injury and for the birth of son Herman.

After being mobbed by her teammates on the 18th green, an emotional Pettersen held Herman in her arms and kissed him.

Georgia Hall and Celine Boutier won their matches, going 4-0 for the week for Europe. Lexi Thompson, the top qualifier for the American, went 0-2-2 and lost to Hall in her Sunday singles match.

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