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.