MASSON AND SERGAS PLAYING IN THEIR FIRST SOLHEIM CUP; STANFORD AND MUÑOZ RETURN

TEAM USA HAS WON THE WATERFORD CRYSTAL TROPHY 8 TIMES, EUROPE 4

2013-08-16

Angela Stanford of Team USA (playing in her fifth) and Azahara Muñoz of Team Europe (her second) have been there before. But when The Solheim Cup began Friday at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo., Team Europe"s lineup had two PING pros who are rookies in the event: Caroline Masson of Germany and Giulia Sergas from Italy. Europe is defending the Cup but has never won on U.S. soil.

Masson, a third-year pro, finished fourth on the European points list. She earned her first Ladies European Tour title in 2012.

Sergas, in her 12th season on the LPGA Tour, was a captain’s selection, largely on the strength of her four top 10s this year.

You can watch all the drama unfold on Golf Channel, which is broadcasting the action live each day. (All times are for the U.S. and are Eastern Time.)

Day 1 action Friday airs live from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and resumes live again from 5 to 9 p.m.

Matches on Saturday will air live from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday’s 12 singles contests can be seen from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m., or whenever the matches end.

What’s in the Bag:

Angela Stanford: i20 driver (13), G25 3-wood (15.5), G25 7-wood (20.5), i20 irons (5-PW), Tour Gorge wedges (52, 56, 60), Scottsdale Anser 2 putter.

Azahara Muñoz: G25 driver (10), G25 3-wood (14.5), G25 5-wood (18), G25 hybrid (20), i20 irons (4-PW), Anser (52) and Tour Gorge wedges (58), Scottsdale TR Grayhawk putter..

Giulia Sergas: G25 driver (11), G20 3-wood (13.5), Anser hybrid (17), S56 irons (3-9), Tour Gorge wedges (52, 58), Scottsdale Carefree putter.

Caroline Masson: G25 driver (9.5), G25 3-wood (16), Anser hybrid (20), S56 irons (4-PW), Tour Gorge wedges (52, 56, 60), Scottsdale TR Piper C putter.