Solheim showdown tees off

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Professional golfers from both sides of the Atlantic squared off for the 2013 Solheim Cup. The biennial event got underway Aug. 16 at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker.

The three-day event pits the best U.S-born players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association against the best members of the Ladies European Tour. Known for its continental rivalry, fans show their enthusiasm with flags, chants and outrageous costumes. This year, the Americans will be looking to keep their untarnished home record in tact.