Solheim Cup stories: Controversy over ‘gimme’ putt in 2015 contest

Juli Inkster and catriona Matthew will be hoping for an incident-free Solheim Cup a week at Gleneagles, in contrast to the time.
The 2015 version of this event was overshadowed by a contentious episode on the final day, where Charley Hull and Suzann Pettersen were embroiled with Brittany Lincicome and Alison Lee.
The match was all-square at the par-three 17th, where Lee missed the putt to win the pit and then picked her up ball, believing her putt had been surrendered.
Hull was walking towards the next tee when Pettersen claimed Europe had not surrendered the’gimme’ that stayed, resulting in the hosts being granted the hole following the game referee intervened.
The decision sparked anger register a 2up success and together with Europe going on to acquire the hole and left players from either side in tears, from the Americans.
Europe took a 10-6 lead into the singles, where Team USA used the episode as motivation to spark a final-day comeback on their way into a dramatic 14.5-13.5 success.
Click on the video above to find the concession controversy!

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