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The USA dominates over Europe: retain Solheim Cup

After defeating Europe and retaining the Solheim Cup in Iowa on Monday, The USA posted their biggest victory over Europe in two decades. The USA won by 5 points on the final day at the Des Moines Country Club. Europe needed a highly unlikely eight wins off the 12 single matches to win the cup, and they indeed had a strong start, but from there everything went downhill. Both teams came out winning 5 of the single matches each, and the remaining two were halved for points. Juli Inkster, the American captain, was seen defining the event as a “nerve racking” experience as she guided her team to a second consecutive victory over Europe. Europe Captain Annika Sorenstam was of the opinion that the better team won and that Europe was outplayed. It was their most dominant victory since their 17-1 drubbing in Wales in 1996. 

Sixth PGA title for Stenson

Six under sixty-four the count read as Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson eased himself into his 6th US PGA title victory.It was Stenson’s first win in 13 months since his victory at the British Open in Royal Troon. Here he also set a record score. Measly nine greens were missed as Henrik Stenson shot to victory in a 72 holes field to at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. He won the Wyndham Championship by a stroke on the morning of the previous day. American golfer Ollie Schniederjans posted a second place finish with a twenty-one under sixty-four finish. This is the highest number of PGA titles to be won by a Swede. Stenson’s has set the bar pretty high for fellow countrymen with two record scores and the highest number of trophies in the cabinet.

PGA TOUR private jet providers NetJets extend contract

NetJets Inc. Has extended their contract as the official private jet service provider for the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions which will see it go through up till 2022. The contract secures a partnership between NetJets and the Tour providing flights, marketing support and charitable donations to assist the PGA Tour staff, members and players across the globe. NetJets first came on board with the Tour in 2014 which has evidently flourished into a fruitful relationship between the two companies, and it is wise to preserve something of that importance. The company since its first contract with the Tour in 2014 have been privileged to have on board with them 9 of the last 10 FedExCup champions and seven of the world’s top 10 ranked golfers. NetJets Inc. with 700 planes at its disposal is the fifth largest airline in the world.