You may not have known it with all the sport on last night, but the US Women's Open was just as controversial a finish as the men's equivalent last month. Dustin Johnson claimed the title then after not knowing whether or not he would be penalised a shot for an earlier misdemeanour.
Last night, Brittany Lang claimed the Women's open in a playoff - after her opponent Annika Norqvist was given a two shot penalty for grounding her club in a bunker. Just:
Watch the sand move.
Anna Nordqvist will get a 2 stroke penalty.
Brittany Lang closing in US Women's Open title. pic.twitter.com/kyreFCY1x0
— Joe Trahan (@JoeTrahan) July 10, 2016
Norqvist had started the day six shots behind, and wouldn't have been in the three-hole playoff without Lang's triple bogey on the 17th. The penalty she incurred was on the second extra hole, but she didn't realise it until the tournament officials informed her on the next hole.
Even still, the USGA President Diana Murphy made a balls of presenting the eventual winner Brittany Lang:
Brittany Lang just won the US Open. USGA President Diana Murphy probably should have known her name. Come on. pic.twitter.com/YXSGvOyJ8F
— Tim Ring (@timringTV) July 11, 2016
That's worse than anything Shane Lowry's been through.