FORMER U.S. SOLHEIM CUP TEAM CAPTAIN
PATTY SHEEHAN TO ATTEND DENVER GOLF EXPO
PARKER, Colo., Jan. 23, 2012 – Two-time U.S. Solheim Cup Team Captain Patty Sheehan will make a special appearance at the Denver Golf Expo at the Denver Merchandise Mart on Saturday, Feb. 11. The LPGA Tour and World Golf Hall of Famer will be on-hand at the 2013 Solheim Cup booth at the Expo to promote the event, which will be played at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo., Aug. 13-18.
The 35-time LPGA winner and six-time major champion captained the 2002 and 2003 U.S. Teams, leading the 2002 unit to victory in Edina, Minn. Sheehan, a 1993 Hall of Fame inductee, also played on the U.S. Solheim Cup Team in 1990, 1992, 1994 and 1996.
Sheehan posted a 5-7-1 record as a member of the U.S. Team in her four Solheim Cup appearances, winning 5½ points for her squad in the process. The U.S. Team held a 3-1 record in the five competitions in which Sheehan played, and she is 4-2 as a player and captain.
Sheehan will appear at The Solheim Cup booth from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MT, where she will sign autographs and be available for media interviews. Please request one-on-one interviews with Sheehan ahead of time, if possible.
There will also be prize giveaways at the booth, including tickets to the 2013 event and a framed 2011 Solheim Cup pin flag signed by the entire U.S. Team, Captain and Assistant Captains.
ABOUT THE SOLHEIM CUP
The Solheim Cup combines the tradition and prestige of the game of golf with passion for one’s country. This biennial, trans-Atlantic team match-play competition features the best U.S.-born players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour and the best European members from the Ladies European Tour (LET).
The Solheim Cup is named in honor of Karsten Solheim, the founder of Karsten Manufacturing Corporation, which makes PING golf equipment. In 1990, the Solheim family, in conjunction with the LPGA and the LET, developed the concept and became the title sponsor for The Solheim Cup, professional golf’s international match-play competition for women. Held every two years, the event has grown into the most prestigious international women’s professional golf team event. The Solheim Cup is the most highly coveted trophy in women’s professional golf team competition; some of the most memorable moments in women’s golf have happened during one of The Solheim Cups, and berths on the U.S. and European teams are highly sought after by players from both organizations.
The 2013 Solheim Cup will take place Aug. 13-18 at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo. The European Team enters the competition holding the Cup and will need 12 points to retain it, with the U.S. Team needing 12½ points to regain the coveted Waterford Crystal prize. The U.S. squad holds an 8-4 lead in the series, which began in 1990, and is undefeated (6-0) on U.S. soil.