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Trish Johnson 'done with Solheim Cup'

It was her 23rd tour triumph on the global stage but Trish Johnson was not expecting to receive many plaudits.

"I'll probably go back to my club and there will be people saying 'are you still playing?' and I'll say, 'yeah, I won the other week'," admitted Johnson in the aftermath of her Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open victory at Archerfield.

"I don't know if it's just a lack of interest or a lack of knowledge about the women's game."

Johnson remains ferociously interested, of course. She may be 48, but the decorated English veteran, who became the oldest winner in Ladies European Tour history following her Scottish success, is certainly not ready to take a comfy back seat. "I'm playing the best golf of my career just now and tee to green it's better than when I was winning in America all those years ago," added Johnson, who racked up three victories on the LPGA circuit during the 1990s. "I wouldn't still be out here if I didn't think I could win."

One thing not in Johnson's future plans, however, is the Solheim Cup. She was a mainstay of the European side down the years, with eight appearances in the biennial contest since a debut in 1990. The times they have changed, though.

"The Solheim Cup is not something I'm looking at; it's done and dusted," said Johnson, who was on the winning sides of 1992 and 2000 at Dalmahoy and Loch Lomond.

"As much fun as it was, it's not what it used to be. It's different now. When I was playing it was my mates from the same era really. Nowadays most of the players are based in the US, I don't know them. I enjoyed the first six I played, but not the last two so it's simply not on the radar now."

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