Europe wins Solheim Cup in record styleMonday 19 August 2013 19.33
Europe's golfers completed a record-breaking Solheim Cup victory on Sunday when they blew away the United States in an 18-10 triumph.
Needing only 3.5 points to retain the Cup, the Europeans instead made a statement on foreign soil by seizing 7.5 points during the singles.
The victory was Europe's first Solheim Cup win in the US.
It also set a new mark for the biggest margin of victory, topping Europe's 17.5-10.5 rout over the US in 2003.
A weather delay due to lightning in the area postponed what was a European coronation late in the day in Parker, Colorado, but it could not stop the inevitable.