SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – The idea of recreating the Solheim Cup to get more big names into the event by pitting the Americas – that would be North, South and Central – against the world is intriguing, but it would minimize a vital appeal to this international team event. It would minimize the patriotic appeal.
That's a big component of the Solheim Cup. At the fourth hole Sunday, a man dressed as Uncle Sam cheered the Americans as they passed. At the fifth tee, four women wore crowns that made them look like they were the heads of the Statue of Liberty. Chants of "USA" rang out everywhere. There were European Union flags all over, too.
This whole notion that the Solheim Cup needs to be expanded will be moot if Sunday is as action packed and tightly contested as Saturday was.
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