Europe's chances of regaining the Solheim Cup suffers blow as Suzann Pettersen withdraws... while Michelle Wie shows off specially designed Team USA kit with crystal-encrusted shoes
Europe's bid to regain the Solheim Cup has suffered a major blow after Norway's Suzann Pettersen was forced to withdraw due to a back injury.
Pettersen, who will be replaced in the side by assistant captain Catriona Matthew, had been receiving treatment since arriving in Des Moines, Iowa, for the biennial contest against the United States.
However, the 36-year-old was still suffering persistent pain from a slipped disc on Wednesday and had little option but to pull out of Annika Sorenstam's side.
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