PARKER, COLO., Aug. 5, 2013 – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the 2013 Solheim Cup’s main stage near the Colorado Golf Club clubhouse during the event’s Opening Ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 15. The biennial, international match play event will be at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Aug. 16-18.
“We welcome the Solheim Cup to Colorado and are proud to showcase our state’s world-class outdoor recreation opportunities,” Hickenlooper said. “Colorado is the perfect location to host an international golf event, from our excellent fairways to the breathtaking backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, this will be a great experience for players and viewers. We wish both teams the best of luck and hope they enjoy their Colorado experience.”
The Opening Ceremony will be broadcast live on the Golf Channel at 7 p.m. ET and will feature the appearances of both teams, as well as comments from U.S. Captain Meg Mallon and European Captain Liselotte Neumann. Fans are encouraged to attend the ceremony, which will officially kick off the three-day competition.
“We are honored to have Gov. Hickenlooper attend our Opening Ceremony for this amazing golf event,” Tournament Director Becky Newell said. “The Opening Ceremony is a must-see for golf fans, both here in Colorado and those watching around the world. It will be a wonderful week at Colorado Golf Club, and we encourage everyone to come out or tune in to enjoy one of the greatest events in all of golf.”
The Opening Ceremony will also include the ceremonial raising of the team flags, and both captains will announce their pairings for the first Foursomes matches that will take place on Friday morning. Thursday is Military Day presented by the Colorado Tourism office, and American flags will be distributed to the first 3,000 fans who come through the gates.