The Association of Golf Writers (AGW) is pleased to announce the victorious European Solheim Cup team has been voted by members as the recipient of the 2021 AGW Golf Writers Trophy.
Captained by Scotland’s Catriona Matthew OBE, the team became only the second European side to win on US soil in the biennial event, defeating the USA 15-13 in a thrilling match at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.
The triumph saw Matthew, who had already led the side to a dramatic victory two years earlier on home soil at Gleneagles, become the first European captain to win the contest back-to-back. This success was secured despite few European fans being in attendance due to Covid-19 restrictions, meaning the visiting players faced a vociferous US support.
The victorious European side, and on the 70th anniversary of the first AGW Golf Writers Trophy award, secured nearly 50 per cent of the members votes in the annual poll over Jon Rahm and Richard Bland.
Helped by his major breakthrough in the US Open at Torrey Pines, Spaniard Rahm became World No. 1 for the first time while Englishman Bland secured his first European Tour victory at the 478th attempt amid emotional scenes at the Betfred British Masters.