Controversy engulfed the Solheim Cup Sunday morning during the closing stretch of fourballs.
Playing with Brittany Lincicome, American Alison Lee thought an 18-inch putt to halve the 17th hole had been conceded and scooped her ball up, only to find out it hadn't been. The result was a loss of the hole and eventually the match to the European twosome of Suzann Pettersen and Charley Hull.
As with any controversy in 2015, there was plenty of reaction on social media from other pros, golf personalities and even the competitors themselves. Here are some of the best so far:
K— Alison Lee (@Alisonn_Lee) September 20, 2015
Agreed https://t.co/ImLEP10KZT— Brittany Lincicome (@Brittany1golf) September 20, 2015
It's called sportsmanship! No class https://t.co/fSjBfs7os9— Nicole Castrale (@NicoleCastrale) September 20, 2015
Sportsmanship seems to have been lost in translation! So much for dreams!— Judy Rankin (@Jrprotalker) September 20, 2015
And golf wonders why participation is plummeting— James Corrigan (@jcorrigangolf) September 20, 2015
This is tough. It's not the spirit of the Solheim family. This is a game and somehow we lose perspective in these matches. #sad— Meg Mallon (@MegMallonUSA) September 20, 2015
Team Europe should have never walked away. Alison should have never picked up putt. Mistake on both parties. Europe can take the free win.— Ryann O'Toole (@RyannOToole) September 20, 2015
I really hope team USA can battle back today! Cmon #sportsmanship— Jessica Korda (@Thejessicakorda) September 20, 2015
What a performance in the singles by USA @SolheimCup2015 . Clearly used the controversy to galvanise and regroup . Congrats .— Paul McGinley (@mcginleygolf) September 20, 2015
Move Suzann Pettersson down a few notches on the ol' respect-o-meter this AM. Brutal gamesmanship in Solheim Cup. #c'monman— Brad Fritsch (@BradFritsch) September 20, 2015