Published On: Sat, Aug 19th, 2017

Solheim Cup opens Friday in Iowa

If the last Solheim Cup was any indication, golf fans should be in for a treat this weekend in Iowa. In 2015 in Germany, the Americans rallied from 8 1/2 points down to beat Europe 14 1/2 to 13 1/2 — the largest rally in the history of the biennial event that began in 1990. The Americans hold a 9-5 advantage in the series, winning three straight from 1994-98 and from 2005-09. But Europe has had the upper hand of late, winning in 2011 and 2013 before its collapse two years ago. Here are some of the things to watch as play kicks off Friday at Des Moines Golf and Country Club: THE COURSE The par-72, 6,894-yard course, located roughly 10 miles from Iowa's capital, is the second-longest in Solheim

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