On course to win

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The U.S. Solheim Cup team, posing at St. Andrews in Scotland, is glad the competition will take place in the U.S., where the Europeans have never won.

The Solheim Cup begins at the Colorado Golf Club in suburban Denver. The United States will try to keep its perfect home-course record intact. The Americans, who have an 8-4 advantage over the Europeans in the event, won in 1990 at Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.; in 1994 at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.; in 1998 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio; in 2002 at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn.; in 2005 at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind.; and in 2009 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. The Americans' largest margin of victory was by seven points, in 1990. Stacy Lewis, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Angela Stanford, Brittany Lincicome, Lexi Thompson, Jessica Korda, Brittany Lang, Lizette Salas, Morgan Pressel, Gerina Piller and Michelle Wie will compete for the U.S.