Winning Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew has retained her role as European skipper for the 2021 contest in Ohio.

Matthew’s reappointment has been confirmed by the Ladies European Tour at Gleneagles, where the Scot led Europe to a thrilling one-point victory over Team USA following a dramatic finale in September.

Europe’s first Solheim Cup win since 2013 was described by Matthew as the pinnacle of her stellar career, even surpassing her 2009 Women’s British Open triumph, and she is now relishing the challenge of leading Europe to just their second win on US soil.

“Winning the Solheim Cup in Scotland was a dream come true, but backing that up with a win in America would be even better,” said Matthew, who was on three winning teams in her nine appearances as a player before enjoying a victorious debut as captain.