2011 Solheim Cup: Opening Ceremony

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A large crowd gathered at Killeen Castle on Thursday to witness the opening ceremony for the 2011 Solheim Cup.
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The Solheim Cup pits 12-player teams from the U.S. and Europe against each other in a format now identical to the Ryder Cup.
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The inaugural event was held in 1990. In the 11 matches that have been contested, the Americans hold an 8-3 lead.
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Rosie Jones, who won 13 LPGA events in her career, is this year's U.S. team captain.
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Christina Kim was an inspirational force on the victorious U.S. team in 2009.
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European veteran Laura Davies, 47, has won 81 professional tournaments in her career (20 on the LPGA Tour) and is once again on the European side this year.