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Suzann Pettersen says her immediate retirement after winning the Solheim Cup was not planned and she”doesn’t possess the nerves” for a different look for Europe from the United States.
The critical putt, sank in the win within the US after almost two years out of this match.
Before getting a wildcard from the captain Catriona Matthew of Europe, the world 665 was set for a vice-captain.
“It is just a fairytale ending to what was once an incredible week,” she explained.
Minutes after holing the putt of her livelihood, Pettersen declared her retirement but says it was not a decision that was premeditated.
“It came to me as I was standing there with everyone. It was not proposed. I simply grabbed the moment,” the two-time major winner said.
“I am done now. I told the girls I’m not going to do it. I don’t have the nerves for it”
Pettersen – in the centre of controversy over a putt in the 2015 match’s concession – took time to have a baby.
But this year, after returning to competitive golf, Matthew handed her a ninth appearance in the biennial match.
By completing a stirring victory within Marina Alex having a birdie at the 18th she states is a moment that would be impossible to 32, she repaid her captain’s religion.
“I never thought I was going to be able to do this ,” Pettersen told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“I have always said , the Solheims have supposed the world to me personally.
“It is probably [given me] the biggest highlights of my career and also being a part of the on Sunday about the 18th green, nothing is going to top it so I might too leave on top and say enough is enough.
“It isn’t important whether I win yet another big or normal tournament – nothing is going to beat it.
“For me personally, it was nearly like a perfect stage to bid farewell to professional golf.”
While Pettersen was tipped as the next captain of Europe, there has been service for Matthew to continue in the position.
The 2019 heroine of europe considers the silent Scot was a perfect fit for its function in Gleneagles.
“I must give credit to our captain Catriona Matthew,” said Pettersen.
“She had been outstanding – calm and collected, and she had the assurance we could go out and take action on Sunday.
“I only wish to thank her for the chance simply because not in my wildest dreams did I ever think that was likely to happen again.”
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