Pettersen’s path to Solheim captaincy may be blocked by Catriona Matthew

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• Pettersen keen to lead at next Solheim Cup after retirement
• Matthew ‘wouldn’t say no’ if offered leadership for second time

If the assumption is that Suzann Pettersen’s next Solheim Cup chapter will come in the form of captaincy, Catriona Matthew may yet have something to say about a supposed formality.

Pettersen announced her retirement from competitive golf moments after holing the winning putt for Europe on Sunday. Having played in nine Solheim Cups in a hugely successful playing career on both sides of the Atlantic, Pettersen was immediately installed as the hot favourite to lead the European defence in 2021.

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Written by Ewan Murray
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/sep/16/suzann-pettersen-solheim-cup-captaincy-blocked-catriona-matthew under the title “Pettersen’s path to Solheim captaincy may be blocked by Catriona Matthew”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.