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Published: 12:23 | 31/3/16

Sorenstam to captain Europe in 2017

The Swede will lead her team at Des Moines Golf Club in Iowa

Annika Sorenstam has been appointed as Europe’s captain for the 2017 Solheim Cup.

The 45-year-old, who was a vice captain when the United States regained the trophy last year, will lead her team at Des Moines Golf Club in Iowa next August.

Sorenstam played on winning sides at Loch Lomond in 2000 and at Barseback in 2003 and no player has won more matches for Europe than the Swede.

Her record of 22 victories is equalled by England's Laura Davies, who played in nine more matches than Sorenstam.

"I cannot tell you how excited I am," Sorenstam said at the press conference to announce her captaincy.

"I had hoped and dreamed that this opportunity would come along and if I look back in my career the Solheim Cup has always been an important part of it. We play as individuals for 99% of the time but when we do get together it is just something special.

"This is really going to be a lot of fun - certainly a different role than I'm used to but I'm really looking forward to getting to work and getting to know the players.

"It's all about the competition, it's all about building memories and that really I think is our goal - to grow the game through the Solheim Cup. It's already started really well but we have got to continue and take advantage of the opportunity we have."

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