Euro star Pettersen out of Solheim Cup

FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, Suzann Pettersen, of Norway, tees off on the 17th hole during the second round of the LPGA Classic at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ontario. European golfer Suzann Pettersen has pulled out of this weekend's Solheim Cup because of a back injury. Pettersen, who has 12 top-20 finishes and a win this season on the LPGA Tour, will be replaced by alternate Catriona Matthew. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Suzann Pettersen was hoping to move past the furor she fueled at the 2015 Solheim Cup by helping return the trophy to Europe.

The 36-year-old Norwegian star's balky back won't let her get that opportunity.

Pettersen announced Wednesday that she was pulling out of the biennial event between the U.S. and Europe because a slipped disk.


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