Norway’s Pettersen embraced opponent Marina Alex earlier than falling into the arms of her European teammates on the 18th inexperienced at Gleneagles, Scotland, after her successful putt gave Europe a 14.5-13.5 win within the biennial group competitors.
The 38-year-old Pettersen, a two-time main champion, later introduced her retirement from skilled golf.
“That is it, I am utterly performed,” Pettersen — a controversial wildcard choose — instructed reporters at a jovial a information convention along with her victorious group mates.
“I feel that is the proper finish for my skilled profession, it would not get any higher and to do it with these ladies is superb.”
Pettersen’s successful six-foot putt for a 1-up victory over Alex topped a tumultuous ultimate day by which Europe gained the ultimate three matches to overtake the guests, who wanted to win 14 factors to retain the trophy.
Europe led four.5-Three.5 after 4 foursomes matches and 4 fourball matches on Friday’s opening day, however the groups had been tied Eight-Eight after Saturday’s motion at Gleneagles, host of the 2014 Ryder Cup.
However USA gained 5 and halved one of many first 9 singles matches Sunday to steer 13.5-11.5 earlier than Europe’s sturdy end.
“All 12 gamers performed their hearts out. We would not have gained it if it wasn’t for all of us,” stated Europe’s Scottish captain Catriona Matthew.