Alison Lee, Suzann Pettersen Paired for First Time Since Solheim Cup

Wednesday February 3rd, 2016
Suzann Pettersen of the European team tries to explain to her captain Carin Koch the length of putt that she did not concede to Alison Lee on the 17th green in her match.
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For the first time since their awkward tangle during the 2015 Solheim Cup, Alison Lee and Suzann Pettersen will play together in competition.

The two will tee off together in a group with World No. 3 player Stacy Lewis at 12:25 p.m. ET Wednesday at the Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Florida.

Their tussle at the Solheim Cup became popular controversy when the two played against each other in a Saturday fourball match. Late in their matchup, Lee’s birdie putt missed, leaving her around two feet left for par. Pettersen and her European teammate, Charley Hull, walked off the green. Lee assumed they had conceded the putt.

But as Pettersen proved in the next few moments, they did not. Team USA rallied to win the Solheim Cup in thrilling fashion, and Pettersen would later apologize publicly on Instagram.

For now, luckily, this week’s event is stroke play, so there won’t be any gimme-putts out there. Even from two feet.

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