• 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

  • Plenty at stake playing for the flag and for a job
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    Plenty at stake playing for the flag and for a job

    Whether it's playing for the flag in Iowa or playing for a job in North Carolina, the stakes are high this week in golf. Nothing brings out the passion and pressure quite like a team competition between the United States and Europe, especially when the last edition of the Solheim Cup ended with such hard feelings. The Americans staged a remarkable rally to win on European soil (Germany). The inspiration came from a debate whether Suzann Pettersen of Sweden should have been clearer with words and actions on conceding a short putt, and whether Alison Lee should learn not to pick up a golf ball unless she hears the opponent tell her. Odds of repeat decreased because Lee didn't make the team and

  • 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."