It is unfortunate that this years Solheim Cup will be remembered for the "given putt" that never was (video here) because it did overshadow what was a ferocious comeback win by the USA in the singles.

A super contest ended in almost a quiet hush, the European Team more than slightly embarrassed and a USA Team unable or unwilling to celebrate too wholeheartedly given what went before.

Some reaction to the incident.

Juli Inkster
"I can't believe it. I've never seen in my career anything like that. I'm telling you right now - it's just not right - you just don't do that to your peers - it's disrespectful.
"I couldn't believe it. I thought it was good too. I saw Charley walk off , I saw Suzann kind of turn her back and then Suzann said she didn't give it to her. So if that's the way they need to play to win, then we'll just try to do our best out there today.

Brittany Lincicome
  “She said she actually heard somebody say that's good. I don't know if somebody in the crowd said it.
“Suzann and Charley were both so far from the hole and already were walking towards 18. So maybe that's why Alison thought she had heard them say it was good, because their backs were almost to us, and they were kind of walking away. And then she just picked it up, because she thought she heard somebody say it was good. They both said, `no, we didn't say it was good.’”
What was most sad of all was to see the way the incident affected not only Alison Lee but Suzann Pettersson's teammate Charley Hull.



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