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Suzann Pettersen apologizes for controversial call that left US players fuming in Solheim Cup

  • Europe's Suzann Pettersen of Norway tees off in the singles matches on Day3 of the Golf Solheim Cup in St.Leon-Rot, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    Europe's Suzann Pettersen of Norway tees off in the singles matches on Day3 of the Golf Solheim Cup in St.Leon-Rot, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Team United States celebrates with the trophy after beating Europe in the Golf Solheim Cup in St.Leon-Rot, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015.  Paula Creamer defeated Germany's Sandra Gal to complete a remarkable comeback as United States won the Solheim Cup with a 14½-13½ victory over Europe on Sunday. Creamer made five birdies in 15 holes to win the final singles match 4 and 3 and give the U.S. its first title since 2009.  ( AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Team United States celebrates with the trophy after beating Europe in the Golf Solheim Cup in St.Leon-Rot, Germany, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Paula Creamer defeated Germany's Sandra Gal to complete a remarkable comeback as United States won the Solheim Cup with a 14½-13½ victory over Europe on Sunday. Creamer made five birdies in 15 holes to win the final singles match 4 and 3 and give the U.S. its first title since 2009. ( AP Photo/Michael Probst)  (The Associated Press)

  • United States Michelle Wie holds the trophy  at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. USA won the competition. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

    United States Michelle Wie holds the trophy at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in St. Leon-Rot, southern Germany, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. USA won the competition. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)  (The Associated Press)

Suzann Pettersen has apologized for making the controversial call that left U.S. players fuming before their comeback victory in the Solheim Cup.

Pettersen had demanded American rookie Alison Lee be penalized at the 17th hole of their morning fourball match Sunday for picking the ball up when she thought the putt was conceded.

The Norwegian, who initially said she did the right thing and would "totally" do it again, took to social media on Monday saying she "never felt more gutted and truly sad about what went down."

Pettersen says: "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."