2010 Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony

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The opening ceremony for the 2010 Ryder Cup was held Thursday evening outdoors at Celtic Manor.
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European captain Colin Montgomerie spoke as well before the two captains announced the pairings for Friday morning's matches.
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U.S. captain Corey Pavin spoke at the ceremony.
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Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins serenaded the players and the crowd during the ceremony.
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Flags representing each player's home country flew at the side of the stage.
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Each player was individually introduced to the crowd, including Tiger Woods.
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Team Europe's wives and girlfriends.
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Some of Team USA's wives and girlfriends, including Lisa Pavin (far left) and Amy Mickelson(second from the left).
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A view of the stage with both teams.
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Tiger Woods entered the ceremony solo.
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Captain Colin Montgomerie and his wife, Gaynor.
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The Captain and the Captainess
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Phil and Amy Mickelson
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They were led by the "captainesses," including Lisa Pavin.
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The wives and girlfriends of the players marched in matching attire.
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The teams were led into the ceremony by their captains.
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The opposing captains shook hands after the announcements.