AN EXPAT living in Marbella helped Europe beat the USA in the Solheim Cup 2019 before announcing her retirement from golf.
Suzzan Pettersen had been away from the sport on maternity leave for two years.
Many doubted that she should have even be selected, having only played in two events prior to the competition.
But she came back with a bang, holing her birdie putt on the 18th to defeat Marina Alex and win the trophy.
The Norwegian said following the dramatic victory: “I think this is a perfect closure.
“A nice ‘end’ for [my] professional career. It doesn’t get any better.”
“Life’s changed so much for me over the last year,” the 38-year-old said.
“He’s [son Herman] obviously the biggest thing that’s ever happened to me. But now I know what it feels like to win as a mom. I’m going to leave it like that.”
Pettersen retires with an esteemed career. She has won 15 times on the LPGA Tour, including two majors – he 2007 Women’s PGA Championship and the 2013 Evian Championship.