Where do I start? From Jason Day annihilating the field in the BMW Championship to Diego Costa's game-winning antics against Arsenal to Japan causing the biggest upset of World Cup history against the Springboks. All are endless talking points, but none came close to the controversy and tears witnessed on the final day of the Solheim Cup last Sunday. It was the 17th green at St. Leon-Rot GC on Sunday morning where Team USA, made up of Alison Lee and Brittany Lincicome, had a 15-foot birdie putt to take a 1 up lead going on to the final hole. Ms Lee ran her attempt past the cup and, without checking, scooped the ball away with her putter under the assumption that Team Europe, made up of Suzann Pettersen and Charley Hull, had conceded the putt with Ms Hull walking off the green towards her playing partner.
However, Pettersen was adamant that this was not the case and after the match referee intervened, Team Europe won the hole as Team USA never 'finished', meaning Europe took a 1 up lead going down the last. Team Europe won the final hole for a 2 up win, which was followed by heated discussions around the green as Ms Lee and Ms Hull were reduced to tears.
Team USA ultimately used this incident as their motivation to turn around a 10-6 deficit going into the singles, securing a 14.5 - 13.5 victory. But the 2015 Solheim Cup will always be remembered for 'that' incident on the 17th green, something which threatens to cast a shadow over the game of golf. And although I am not defending Pettersen's decision, it must be remembered that she did warn Ms Lee a couple of times the day before for picking up the ball too soon!
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