Suzann Pettersen does regret the events at this weekend’s Solheim Cup. The Norwegian professional golfer hit the headlines after her conduct during the game, and initially insisted that she didn’t regret her actions. Now, after having had some time to reflect on her ‘mistake’ she has publically apologised.
Last Sunday Suzann Pettersen, cost team USA dearly in the Solheim Cup, when she said that a putt had not been conceded on the seventeenth hole. As a result Alison Lee then picked up her ball causing the loss of the hole for team USA. Suzann Pettersen then went on to claim the point for Europe and showed no regret of her actions. For some unknown reason, a change of heart perhaps, or on the advice of others, she later decided to publically apologise through social media:
“I’ve never felt more gutted and truly sad about what went down Sunday on the 17th at the Solheim Cup, I am so sorry for not thinking about the bigger picture in the heat of the battle and competition. I was trying my hardest for my team and put the single match and the point that could be earned ahead of sportsmanship and the game of golf itself. I feel like I let my team down and I am sorry.”
The, seemingly regretful, golfer then continued her statement explaining that her intentions now were to apologise to the US team and their leader:
“To the US team, you guys have a great leader in Juli, who I’ve always looked up to and respect so much. Knowing I need to make things right, I had a face-to-face chat with her before leaving Germany this morning to tell her in person how I really feel about all of this. I wanted her also to know that I am sorry.”
She went on to say that she was hopeful that in time the USA team would forgive her and know that’s he has learnt a lesson as a result of her actions. She also mentioned her fans and apologised to them stating that she believed she could be an ambassador for a game that meant so much to her.
The Solheim Cup has been a huge part of Suzann Pettersen’s career. And the thirty four year old said she wishes she could change what happened at the weekend. She is now looking towards the future and an opportunity to win back the Solheim Cup for Europe, insisting she will work hard to restore the belief she had from her peers and fans.
Suzann Pettersen is now more dedicated than ever to ensuring that she plays a great game in the correct manor.
Author Lisa Wood
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