Solheim Cup: Europe plays the US, and Spain is trying to set a record by winning three times in a row.

The matchplay game starts on Friday at Finca Cortesin in Andalucia, which is in southern Spain. It will last for three days.

Pettersen, a 42-year-old Norwegian, played nine times for Europe as a player and twice as a vice-captain before becoming captain for this 18th match.

She said, “I take a little bit from everything.”

“We’ve all worked with many different captains. I think each one has a different story and a unique style.

“I’ve tried to look back and pick out the best parts of each. Beany, Catriona Matthew, was a great leader. She led Europe to its last two wins. It’s not easy to fill those big shoes.

“The thing I’ve stressed the most is openness. I want the players to have a say in what we decide. We are stronger as a group the more we can do things as a team. As a player, that was always what I liked best.”

In 2019, Pettersen made the winning putt at Gleneagles in Scotland and then said she was retiring as a player.

She came back as vice-captain for the 2021 win in Iowa, which was only Europe’s second win on U.S. land.

She is now in charge of Europe’s “strongest ever” team, which is trying to win its third straight title for the first time since the competition started in 1990.

“We’re all ready to go,” Pettersen said.

“I don’t think you could hide anything under a chair. If you look at our team on paper, it’s the best one I’ve ever been on.

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