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Celine Boutier ready to guide Europe to a different Solheim Cup victory


Celine Boutier has had an unimaginable summer time.

She received the Amundi Evian Championship in her native France to win her first main championship after which triumphed on the Ladies’s Scottish Open the very subsequent week.

This success has given Boutier the excellence of being the highest-ranked European participant on this planet—she is at the moment fifth within the Rolex World Rankings.

However her sensational summer time is within the rearview mirror as the eye turns to the Solheim Cup in Spain.

“I feel every victory is a bit bit totally different,” Boutier defined.

Celine Boutier, LPGA, Women’s Scottish Open

Celine Boutier poses with the trophy after profitable the 2023 Freed Group Ladies’s Scottish Open.
Picture by Octavio Passos/Getty Photos

“There’s no a method to consider it. Clearly, as a group, the victory could be very totally different this week than it’s on a traditional match week. However it’s all good. Simply because we have now 12 gamers and the captains and vice captains this week, the feelings are a lot stronger.

The Europeans have received two straight Solheim Cups, with the final coming at Inverness Membership in Toledo, Ohio, in 2021.

Boutier, a wonderful match-play participant, was part of each groups.

Her 5-1-1 Solheim Cup document rivals that of Justin Thomas, who has a 6-2-1 document within the Ryder Cup.

In 2019, as a rookie, Boutier and Georgia Corridor received three matches collectively as each gamers went 4-0-0 at Gleneagles.

“I don’t really feel like, as a participant, I’ve developed that a lot. I really feel like my recreation could be very related,” Boutier mentioned when requested how her recreation has modified over the previous few years.

“I really feel like I used to be enjoying very properly at Gleneagles, and I really feel like having the ability to expertise the whole lot for the primary time, and the power and being partnered with Georgia additionally ended up being such pairing that the whole lot simply labored out in our favor.

Celine Boutier, LPGA, Team Europe, Solheim Cup

Celine Boutier smiles throughout a press convention previous to the 2023 Solheim Cup.
Picture by Angel Martinez/Getty Photos

“However as a participant and as an individual, I don’t really feel too totally different. I don’t really feel like my function, specifically, has modified a lot. I really feel like I’m simply attempting to do my finest on the market and produce as many factors as I can, after which the remaining is absolutely lower than us. So I’m simply actually attempting to do my finest and attempt to not let my teammates down.”

In 2021, Boutier stored on steamrolling the Individuals, profitable 5 & 4 in singles to assist the Europeans fend off Group USA.

However Captain Stacy Lewis and the Individuals have revenge on their minds in Spain, as they haven’t received since 2017.

Thus, Boutier is targeted on her preparation, which is important contemplating the difficult format that Finca Cortesín has to supply. It’s a goal golf course that requires precision, with no higher instance being the 280-yard par-4 1st gap that snakes round a lake.

“We’re simply attempting to organize the most effective we are able to,” Boutier mentioned.

“I really feel like everybody ready us forward of time, saying that it might be a really bodily course… [but] it was superb to see the course [Tuesday]. I feel it’s very a lot about placement out right here. A little bit bit lengthy, longer than I might have wished, however I feel it’s going to be problem and an excellent match-play course.”

The Solheim Cup begins Friday, Sept. 22 from Malaga, Spain. Protection begins on Golf Channel at 2 a.m. ET.

Jack Milko is a golf workers author for SB Nation’s Enjoying By means of. You possibly can observe him on Twitter @jack_milko for extra golf protection. Be sure you try @_PlayingThrough too.



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