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12:20  10 september  2019
12:20  10 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — European golfer Suzann Pettersen has pulled out of this weekend's Solheim Cup because of a back injury . Pettersen says she couldn't guarantee she'd

Pettersen announced Wednesday that she was pulling out of the biennial event between the U.S. and Europe because a slipped disk. Pettersen will move into the vice captain's role vacated by Matthew, who is set to play in her ninth Solheim Cup . Pettersen's presence as an assistant coach should come

Lewis out of Solheim Cup because of back injury, McDonald in © Getty Images HARRISON, NY - JUNE 09: Stacy Lewis of the USA during the pro-am as a preview for the 2015 KPMG Women's PGA Championship on the West Course at Westchester Country Club on June 9, 2015 in Harrison, New York. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

The United States was forced into a change three days before the start of the Solheim Cup after Stacy Lewis pulled out because of a back injury.

U.S. captain Juli Inkster replaced Lewis with Ally McDonald, who will make her debut in the team event.

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Lewis, who was one of Inkster's two captain's picks, is a former No. 1 in the world ranking and a two-time major champion. She would have been playing in her fifth Solheim Cup.

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Pettersen has pulled out of this weekend's Solheim Cup because of a back injury . Pettersen will move into the vice captain's role vacated by Matthew, who is set to play in her ninth Solheim Cup . Pettersen's presence as an assistant coach should come in handy considering four European players

European golfer Suzann Pettersen has pulled out of this weekend's Solheim Cup because of a back injury . Two years ago at the Solheim Cup in Germany, Pettersen angered the American players by insisting that Alison Lee be penalized for picking up her ball when she thought her short second putt

Lewis said her back injury flared up last week, and has decided to withdraw "in the best interest of the team."

Speaking on Tuesday from Gleneagles, where the Solheim Cup will be played, Inkster says Lewis will stay with the team and "will still be an incredible asset to our crew."

The Americans are defending the cup in Scotland.

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