Anna Nordqvist and lexi Thompson will get another chance to do battle this month two years on from producing one of the most memorable contests in the championship’s history.
Team USA arrive in Gleneagles as two-time defending champions after following their 2015 success with a 16.5-11.5 triumph in Iowa at 2017, at which Thompson and Nordqvist’s sisters match lit up the final round.
Europe participant lived up to pre-match expectations together with the duo going on to discuss the spoils, since the opening match of the afternoon.
Thompson fought on the greens as Nordqvist birdied her opening four holes race four ahead, with American captain Juli Inkster coming out to the path to attempt to provide some assistance.
The lead stayed four in the flip after Thompson’s two-putt birdie at the fifth was cancelled out by a concession at the ninthfor her to kickstart her fightback by abiding by a birdie at the 10th with a hole-out eagle in the next.
Thompson left a tap-in birdie at the second, before nailing a 20-foot shot and picking up the next shot at the following to move back ahead.
Neither player managed to get a shot in the 17th to depart Thompson going for Nordqvist, only into the last with a lead to flame her approach to five feet and knock at the birdie to grab a share of the spoils.
Click the video above to relive Thompson and Nordqvist’s epic competition!