In February was named America’s youngest-ever captain for next year’s Solheim Cup match in Spain.
It follows a career in which she has won 13 LPGA Tour titles, including the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship and 2013 AIG Women’s Open at St Andrews, the same course where she had won all her five games on her farewell to amateur golf at the 2008 Curtis Cup.
Five behind at halfway, she and the rest of the leaders had to play 36 holes on the Sunday because of high winds the day before and shot 69-72 to beat Na Yeon Choi and Hee Young Park by two.
Also recorded three runner-up finishes and 15 other top 10s in the majors, including tied fifth in the 2007 Kraft Nabisco when still an amateur. Four times a Solheim Cup player.