The United States won the Solheim Cup on Sunday, thwarting Europe's comeback bid to triumph 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 in the women's match-play showdown.
The Americans took a commanding five-point lead into the day's 12 singles matches at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in Iowa.
The scoreboard showed the 14 1/2 points needed for an outright victory when Lizette Salas sank a par putt at the 18th for a 1-up win over Jodi Ewart Shadoff of England.
"My hands are still shaking just thinking about it," said Salas, who was draped in a US flag on the green in a low-key celebration.
Indeed the moment was little more than a formality, with the Americans already assured of the win thanks to the number of matches on course in which they were leading.
They had been...