Crooked Stick presented a wonderful Solheim Cup with huge crowds, gripping golf and some light-hearted banter. But for the European players it was a gut-wrenching defeat in Carmel, Indiana: three days when history hovered on the horizon before the sun went down on another American victory.
The home line-up was a fusion of youthful exuberance and veteran guile, and captain Nancy Lopez whisked it all up into a potent mix that proved to be just a little too strong for a European team that had hoped to pull off the first ever win on us soil. It was not to be, but Catrin Nilsmark and her dogged dozen did their very best, and it took until the 16th green of the penultimate singles - the 27th of 28 intriguing ties - before Meg Mallon finally sealed the deal against a battling Karen Stupples.
On paper, America had the stronger line-up and now lead 6-3 in the series, but Gwladys Nocera's impressive singles win over Cristie Kerr - the top-ranked American - was just one of many examples of the wealth of talent that exists on the Ladies European Tour.
Catch all the action on this emotionally charged highlights programme which includes all the best action from the fairways as well as behind the scenes footage.
“It was so exciting today, I'm just looking forward to two years, we're going to get that cup back. That's all I can say.” World No.1 Annika Sörenstam vows to reclaim the Solheim Cup again on home soil, when the event returns to Sweden, at Halmstad Golf Klubb in 2007.