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LPGA TOUR/LADIES EUROPEAN TOUR
Site: Parker, Colo.
Course: Colorado Golf Club (7,066 yards, par 72).
Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-4 a.m.; Sunday, 2:30-8:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-4 a.m.).
Format: Team match play. Friday and Saturday, four morning foursome (alternate-shot) and four afternoon fourball (best-ball) matches; Sunday, 12 singles matches.
United States (c-captain's pick): Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Jessica Korda, Brittany Lang, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, c-Gerina Piller, Morgan Pressel, Lizette Salas, Angela Stanford, Lexi Thompson, c-Michelle Wie. Captain: Meg Mallon. Assistant captains: Dottie Pepper, Laura Diaz.
Europe: Carlota Ciganda, Spain; c-Caroline Hedwall, Sweden; c-Charley Hull, England; Karine Icher, France; Caroline Masson, Germany; Catriona Matthew, Scotland; Azahara Munoz, Spain; Anna Nordqvist, Sweden; Suzann Pettersen, Norway; Beatriz Recari, Spain; c-Giulia Sergas, Italy; c-Jodi Ewart Shadoff, England. Captain: Liselotte Neumann, Sweden. Assistant captains: Annika Sorenstam, Sweden; Carin Koch, Sweden.
Last matches: Europe won for the first time since 2003, beating the United States 15-13 in 2011 at Killeen Castle in Ireland. The Americans lead the series 8-4, going 6-0 at home.
Last event: Lewis won the Women's British Open on Aug. 4 at St. Andrews for her third victory of the year. She birdied the final two holes for a two-stroke victory.
Notes: Lewis and Kerr are the only U.S. team members with LPGA Tour victories this year. Recari has two LPGA Tour victories this season, and Pettersen has one. ... In 2009 at Rich Harvest Farms in Illinois, the United States beat Europe 16-12. Wie led the U.S. with a 3-0-1 record. ... At 17, Hull is the youngest player in Solheim Cup history. ... Pressel was 4-0-0 in Ireland and is 7-2-2 overall. ... Europe is playing without Laura Davies for the first time in the matches that began in 1990. ... The event is named in honor of Karsten Solheim, the Ping golf equipment founder who died in 2000. ... The 2015 matches will be played at St. Leon-Rot in Germany. ... The Canadian Women's Open is next week in Edmonton, Alberta.
Ladies European Tour site: http://www.ladieseuropeantour.com
Site: Greensboro, N.C.
Course: Sedgefield Country Club (7,127 yards, par 70).
Purse: $5.3 million. Winner's share: $954,000.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 2-6 p.m.; 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Friday, 3-5 p.m.; Saturday, 2-4 a.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday, 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 3-6 p.m.)
Last year: Sergio Garcia won in a Monday finish for his eighth PGA Tour title and first since 2008. Tim Clark was second, two strokes back.
Last week: Jason Dufner won the PGA Championship at Oak Hill for his first major title. He matched the major championship record with a second-round 63 and finished with 68 for a two-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.
Notes: The tournament ends the points race for spots in the FedEx Cup playoffs, the four-event series that starts next week with The Barclays at Liberty National in Jersey City, N.J. The top 125 players will be eligible for the opener. ... Brandt Snedeker, a two-time winner this year, is in the field along with Garcia, 2011 champion Webb Simpson and John Deere winner Jordan Spieth. ... Sam Snead won the tournament a tour-record eight times from 1938-65. His 1965 victory made him the tour's oldest winner at 52 years, 10 months, 8 days. ... The event returned to Donald Ross-designed Sedgefield in 2008 after 31 years at Forest Oaks.
U.S. GOLF ASSOCIATION
Site: Brookline, Mass.
Schedule: through Sunday.
Course: The Country Club (7,310 yards, par 70).
Television: Golf Channel (Wednesday, 4-6 p.m.; Thursday, midnight-2 a.m., noon-2 p.m.; Friday, 1:30-3:30 a.m., 9-11 p.m.) and NBC (Saturday-Sunday, 4-6 p.m.).
Last year: Steve Fox won at Cherry Hills in Colorado, beating Michael Weaver with an 18-foot birdie putt on the 37th hole. Fox and Weaver are in the field again this year.
Notes: The top 64 players in stroke-play qualifying at The Country Club and Charles River Country Club will open match play Wednesday. ... Jordan Niebrugge, the Oklahoma State player from Mequon, Wis., is coming off victories in the U.S. Amateur Public Links and Western Amateur. ... Founded in 1882, The Country Club is one of the five original clubs of the USGA. It is celebrating the 100th anniversary of amateur Francis Ouimet's 1913 U.S. Open victory over Harry Vardon and Ted Ray. The course also was the site of the United States' 1999 Ryder Cup victory. ... The 2014 event will be played at Atlanta Athletic Club. ... The Walker Cup is Sept. 7-8 at the National Golf Links of America in Southampton, N.Y.