Team USA rallied back for a dramatic victory at the Solheim Cup
Germany - Solheim Cup - Team USA was behind 10-6 entering the Sunday singles and rallied,
winning 8 1/2 of a possible 12 points to stun the European side in what was reminiscent of
the Brookline and Medinah Ryder Cup comebacks in recent years. The victory was the first
for Team USA in Solheim Cup play since 2009.
Julie Inkster used fuel from a controversial non-concession that involved Europeans
Suzann Pettersen/Charlie Hull and Alison Lee/Brittany Lincicome on the 17th hole of
the previous sessions fourball - to ignite her team to a dramatic comeback - winning
14 1/2 to 13 1/2.
Analysis by BBC correspondent Iain Carter:
"The rulebook was followed on the 17th green but the spirit of what happened was
disappointing. There was fault on both sides. "The putt was only 18 inches and Europe
profited from nothing more than a breakdown in communication."Had Europe played to
the spirit of the game rather than the letter of the law they would still have enjoyed a
healthy lead and a controversy that threatens to overshadow the match would have been
Michelle Wie led the singles onslaught with a 6&4 drubbing of Caroline Headwall, Gerina
Piller sank the putt that mattered to beat Caroline Masson and secure the unlikely comeback
for the American Squad. Creamer, Kerr, Pressel, Stanford, Lee, and Lizette Salas were all
victorious in Singles for Team USA. Icher and Reid were the only Europeans to win their singles
matches. Ciganda halved her match with Lexi Thompson.
Jason Day celebrates his six shot victory at the BMW Championship at Conway Farms
Lake Forest, Illinois - Jason Day continued his blistering play this week at the BMW
Championship at Conway Farms shooting rounds of 61-63-69-69 for a 22 under par
total. The six shot victory was so dominant, that after Friday's second round there was
little doubt of the outcome.
Day's torrid second half of the season includes four victories in his past six starts, and was
his fifth win of the season. Day's second victory in the Fedex Cup Playoffs was enough
for him to leap over McIlroy and Spieth for No.1 in the Official World Golf Rankings. It's
been a dream of his since being an early teenager playing junior golf in his native Australia,
one that he and Colin Swatton had devised a four part plan (of technical, tactical, mental, and
physical) to reach No.1 by age 22.
"It's been very difficult for me to downplay getting to No.1 because I really wanted to reach
this goal for a long time now," Day said. It took five years longer than they planned, but Day
isn't at all disappointed: "It's Better late than never, right?" Day now sits atop the Fedex Cup
standings heading in the Tour Championship at East Lake.
Spieth and Day are paired together at the Tour Championship by Coca Cola.