LONDON – Europe captain Catriona Matthew picked Norway's Suzann Pettersen, who took time out from golf to have a baby in 2017, as one of four wildcards to face the United States in the Solheim Cup in Scotland next month.
The others announced at Gleneagles on Monday ahead of the Sept 11-13 tournament were England's Bronte Law and Jodi Ewart Shadoff and France's Celine Boutier.
The eight automatic qualifiers in the 12-strong team were confirmed on Sunday after the Scottish Open.
Sweden’s Anna Nordqvist took the last rankings spot to join compatriot Caroline Hedwall, Spain’s Carlota Ciganda - the highest ranked European in the world at 13th - and Anne van Dam of the Netherlands.
England's Charley Hull and Georgia Hall, Spain’s Azahara Munoz and Germany’s Caroline Masson qualified via the world rankings.