Nordqvist responds to penalty with class

Anna Nordqvist had reason to feel frustrated on Sunday. A two-shot penalty at the second play-off hole at the Women’s U.S. Open saw her chances of victory take a tumble, allowing Brittany Lang to claim victory.

The Swede was penalised after video footage emerged that she had accidentally ground her club in a bunker at the 17th.

The penalty was completely justified, but that Nordqvist was only told of the penalty after playing her third shot into the par-five 18th hole while Lang was notified prior to her third shot, allowing her to take a conservative approach, could have left something of a bitter taste.

However, Nordqvist has reacted to the incident with a great degree of class, taking responsibility for her mistake and congratulating Lang.