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The Solheim Cup is one of the best events in golf, and one of the game’s most expressive players is ready. Michelle Wie will be rocking some cool, crystallized style shoes for the team event.
These shiny kicks from Nike are one of the coolest you’ll see, and helps continue a tradition that makes the Solheim and Ryder Cups great; the fashion. Lexi Thompson will also be wearing the flame throwing shoes on the course as well.
Two major champs, rocking champion worthy shoes? Makes sense to me.
No doubt that they’ll be turning some heads at Des Moines Golf & Country Club. Golf has gotten more and more attention for its fashion choices. And the beautiful thing is that, you have more freedom in your apparel choices in golf (players should be allowed to wear shorts though).
We saw Justin Thomas wear a cardigan at The Open, as well as Jason Day and Keegan Bradley rocking Air Jordans on the course.
Golf is a sport where you can let your swagger game fly. Wie and Thompson just reminded us all that once again.
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The U.S. Solheim squad as we know completed the greatest comeback in the tournament’s history and one of the best comebacks in golf, period. But, during the Sunday round, there was some controversy between American rookie Allison Lee and longtime LPGA pro Suzanne Petterson who was repping Europe.
On the 17th hole, Allison heard Suzanne say that they had conceded the hole so Allison picks up her ball as she thought it was time to move on. Then, that’s when Suzanne came and said that they had not conceded and the point was awarded to Europe after Allison grabbed her ball.
This led to both Allison and Suzanne’s teammate Charley Hull to cry over the incident. Knowing the potential outcome of the situation, I can definitely understand the emotion and although Charley was on team Europe, being the class act she is, I can see why she teared up as well.
It’s very likely that this controversy lid up the U.S. squad like the Vegas Strip or the Chicago skyline which led to the unbelievable finish that had the young American team raising the Cup in victory. The team featured one rookie (Allison) and four other players that have only made one or two appearances.
Here’s the classy apology by the veteran Suzanne Petterson:
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. To the U.S. 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. I hope in time the U.S. team will forgive me and know that I have learned a valuable lesson about what is truly important in this great game of golf which has given me so much in my life. To the fans of golf who watched the competition on TV, I am sorry for the way I carried myself. I can be so much better and being an ambassador for this great game means a lot to me. The Solheim Cup has been a huge part of my career. I wish I could change Sunday for many reasons. Unfortunately I can’t. This week I want to push forward toward another opportunity to earn the Solheim Cup back for Europe in the right way. And I want to work hard to earn back your belief in me as someone who plays hard, plays fair and plays the great game of golf the right way.
A pro making a pro move. it’s a Solheim Cup and things can get intense but it was just so kind of her to write such a note.
And Allison, from the times I’ve heard her just seems like such a nice girl and is a rising star in golf. It was great to see her be part of history and help team USA pull off one of the greatest comebacks of all-time.
Now, if only the U.S. Ryder Cup squad can do that at Hazeltine!
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