• Match recaps: U.S. sweeps Europe in fourballs
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    Match recaps: U.S. sweeps Europe in fourballs

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Europe stunned the U.S. in the morning foursomes to grab an early 2 1/2 to 1 1/2 lead at the Solheim Cup, but the U.S. rallied in the afternoon for a 5 1/2 to 2 1/2 lead. Here's a recap of the Day 1 matches. Afternoon fourballs: U.S. 4, Europe 0 MATCH 5: Michelle Wie-Danielle Kang (U.S.) def. Jodi Ewart Shadoff-Madelene Sagstrom (Europe), 3 and 1: Kang was a star on her first day playing in the Solheim Cup. She hit great shot after great shot and drained key putts all over the lot. It was a thing of beauty for the U.S. and she may just play in all five matches. MATCH 6: Lizette Salas-Angel Yin (U.S.) def. Carlota Ciganda-Emily Pedersen (Europe), 6 and 5: An absolute drubbing

  • Stenson opens with 62 in rare Wyndham appearance
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    Stenson opens with 62 in rare Wyndham appearance

    Henrik Stenson's prior appearances at the Wyndham Championship set the bar pretty low. He missed the cut in 2010 and 2011, followed by a flu-induced withdrawal in 2012. But Stenson is a far different player these days, and that disparity was on full display Thursday when he shot a bogey-free 62 to sit alone in second place, one shot behind Matt Every. "I guess my game is in slightly better shape than it has been some of the other times when I've shown up here," Stenson told reporters. "Couple of the times where I've been here I haven't been playing well at all. Certainly I felt like I would have a better chance this year to do myself justice on here, and I certainly got off to a good start."

  • Get loud: Solheim's first hole a driveable par-4
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    Get loud: Solheim's first hole a driveable par-4

    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The Solheim Cup will get an extra dose of fireworks this year. The first tee’s boisterous atmosphere, with its patriotic celebrations and creative chanting, will enjoy the added enhancement of playing as a drivable par 4. At 306 yards on the scorecard, the first hole offers a risk-reward opening tee shot. With water all along the left side of the hole, there’s risk going for the green, but there’s also a big reward for good tee shots. “We are going to try to put some hole locations there to make something fun happen,” said LPGA official Dan Maselli. “You will probably see some eagles there, and you might even see a one there.” The first tee shot at a Solheim Cup is always