PARKER, Colo. – A brief look at the 13th Solheim Cup matches, which begin Friday.
Teams: United States and Europe.
Venue: Colorado Golf Club.
Length: 7,066 yards.
Captains: Liselotte Neumann (Europe), Meg Mallon (US).
Defending champion: Europe.
Series: United States leads, 8-4.
Last time: The 2011 matches in Ireland were tied at 8 going in singles. Cristie Kerr had to concede her match to Europe because of injury, and then Catriona Matthew handed Paula Creamer her first loss in singles to give Europe early momentum. The Americans fought back on a day that featured three rain delays. Europe pulled it out at the end when Caroline Hedwall rallied to earn a halve, and Azahara Munoz held on to a 1-up win over Angela Stanford in the final match for a 15-13 win.
European team: Carlota Ciganda, Carolina Hedwall, Charley Hull, Karine Icher, Carolina Masson, Catriona Matthew, Azahara Munoz, Anna Nordqvist, Suzann Pettersen, Beatriz Recari, Giulia Sergas, Jodi Ewart Shadoff.
U.S. team: Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Jessica Korda, Brittany Lang, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Gerina Piller, Morgan Pressel, Lizette Salas, Angela Stanford, Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie.
Key Statistic: The Americans have never lost at home.
Notable: The 10 rookies on both sides are the most for a Solheim Cup.
Quotable: "We still don't know what it takes because we have never done it before." — Suzann Pettersen on how to win a Solheim Cup in America.
Television (all times EDT): Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Golf Channel. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Golf Channel. Sunday, 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Golf Channel.