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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 254
Lee was in tears before the match had even finished, while both sides delayed their post-round interviews as their captains pulled their players aside and engaged in animated discussions beside the 18th green. US captain Juli Inkster, who will lead the Yanks again this year, didn’t mince words in the aftermath, describing Pettersen’s move as “B.S., as far as I’m concerned”, while suggesting the controversy had tainted the event. Lee won’t be there this year, but the European pair of Pettersen and Charley Hull will be, and they might want to prepare for a rough reception from the patriotic Iowa crowd, despite Pettersen later issuing a public apology on Instagram and then following it with another apology in a Golf Channel interview. For her part, European captain Annika Sorenstam maintains – predictably – that the incident is in the past. “I would say that everybody has moved on,” the Swede told the Golf Channel recently. “If there is somebody that wants to move on, that’s Suzann. I think we’ll all keep this in mind.” “You do get reminded by media and some random fan here and there, but it was tough at the time. “Everybody learns from mistakes or incidents. I think we all learn from those. It just shows you that when you get together, how passionate, how when the adrenaline is pumping and just the competitiveness is so high, it's just amazing how some of these situations happen that we all, looking back at it, go, ‘How can this happen?’ It was not intentional. I think we are ready to move on and focus on the good parts, and just let the golf showcase itself.” But it appears a tough ask for the Europeans on foreign soil this time around, with four debutants to the USA’s three, and 24 Solheim Cups worth of experience to America’s 36. Much will depend on the performances of English newbies Georgia Hall and Florentyna Parker, who were the first picked for the team based on their points earned this year – indicative of a European contingent that hasn’t exactly set the world on fire in 2017. Both players lack international experience and have had minimal top level golf in recent months. The US camp was also unsettled in the run-in to the three-day event, with Jessica Korda forced out through injury. Handily, six-time participant Paula Creamer was waiting in the wings, even if her form hasn’t made headlines of late. The edge goes to the USA on its own track and with the Cup to defend, but with so many unknowns, it would be folly to expect things to follow a script. E
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