WATCH: Rookie hits ugly shank in Solheim Cup

Marina Alex

Pressure. Even the very best players in the world feel it from time to time.

Case in point: Marina Alex.

The 29-year-old American is making her Solheim Cup debut this week and, with the match delicately poised on Saturday afternoon, she suffered the ultimate ignominy on women’s golf’s biggest stage.

A stone cold shank.

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Playing alongside Lexi Thompson in their Saturday afternoon fourballs match with Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Caroline Masson, Alex was lining up her third shot to the par-4 fifth from just short of the green when this happened...

Hey, we’ve all done it… right?

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