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Images: Ryder Cup Opening Ceremonies

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The United States, left, and European teams rise as recording artist Jordin Sparks sings the national anthem.
The United States, left, and European teams rise as recording artist Jordin Sparks sings the national anthem.
Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer
Team Europe's Jose Maria Olazabal waves to the crowd .
Team Europe's Jose Maria Olazabal waves to the crowd .
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
United States team member Phil Mickelson gives a thumbs up.
United States team member Phil Mickelson gives a thumbs up.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Donald Trump was in attendance for the opening ceremonies of the Ryder Cup at Medinah.
Donald Trump was in attendance for the opening ceremonies of the Ryder Cup at Medinah.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The European gallery cheers.
The European gallery cheers.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Recording artist Justin Timberlake bows before Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps.
Recording artist Justin Timberlake bows before Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Fan favorite and golf legend Lee Trevino received a warm welcome at the opening ceremonies.
Fan favorite and golf legend Lee Trevino received a warm welcome at the opening ceremonies.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Davis Love III, captain of Team USA, speaks.
Davis Love III, captain of Team USA, speaks.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Golf fans leave the grounds at the conclusion of opening ceremonies.
Golf fans leave the grounds at the conclusion of opening ceremonies.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Team Europe's Jose Maria Olazabal speaks.
Team Europe's Jose Maria Olazabal speaks.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Davis Love III, captain of Team USA, speaks.
Davis Love III, captain of Team USA, speaks.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Fans react as the golfers are introduced.
Fans react as the golfers are introduced.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Davis Love III, captain of Team USA, signs autographs.
Davis Love III, captain of Team USA, signs autographs.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Bubba Watson of team USA walks the red carpet with Tiger Woods.
Bubba Watson of team USA walks the red carpet with Tiger Woods.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
The European gallery cheers.
The European gallery cheers.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Davis Love III, captain of Team USA, speaks to the large crowd as Team Europe's captain Jose Maria Olazabal looks on with other members of the European team.
Davis Love III, captain of Team USA, speaks to the large crowd as Team Europe's captain Jose Maria Olazabal looks on with other members of the European team.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Colin Day, Barry Baker, Ashlen Roughley and Chris Parrish from Liverpool, England dress the part for the opening ceremonies.
Colin Day, Barry Baker, Ashlen Roughley and Chris Parrish from Liverpool, England dress the part for the opening ceremonies.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
Team Europe's fans cheer and wave flags.
Team Europe's fans cheer and wave flags.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
United States team member Phil Mickelson shakes hands with teammate Tiger Woods.
United States team member Phil Mickelson shakes hands with teammate Tiger Woods.
Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer
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