More gimme controversy at PGA Cup

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If you thought that Suzann Pettersen’s behaviour at the Solheim Cup was close to the mark then this puts it in the shade.

In last week’s PGA Cup David Dixon thought he had been conceded a THREE-INCH putt at the 11th in the singles of the club pros’ equivalent of the Ryder Cup.

His opponent, the Texas-based Australian Stuart Deane, claimed the hole which got him back to two back.

But the honorary president of the PGA of America, Allen Wronowski, heard news of the incident and, thankfully, stepped in.

He met the two players on the 13th and, after talking to the players, decided to concede the 14th without a ball being struck.

Wronowski, who had seen the Pettersen incident earlier in the day, said: “We always say that someone will walk away with the trophy but the ultimate winner always has to be golf.”

Dixon went on to win 4&3.

“It was a blatantly deliberate act of bad sportsmanship as the referee had already said the hole had been halved in 4s. Fair play to the US team captain for giving the hole back - that was really cool - but it was much to his (Deane’s) disgust.”

Great Britain & Ireland went on to win the 13.5-12.5.



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