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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.

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Team Europe's Jose Maria Olazabal waves to the crowd .

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

United States team member Phil Mickelson gives a thumbs up.

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Donald Trump was in attendance for the opening ceremonies of the Ryder Cup at Medinah.

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The European gallery cheers.

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Recording artist Justin Timberlake bows before Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps.

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Fan favorite and golf legend Lee Trevino received a warm welcome at the opening ceremonies.

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Davis Love III, captain of Team USA, speaks.

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Golf fans leave the grounds at the conclusion of opening ceremonies.

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Team Europe's Jose Maria Olazabal speaks.

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Davis Love III, captain of Team USA, speaks.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Fans react as the golfers are introduced.

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Davis Love III, captain of Team USA, signs autographs.

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Bubba Watson of team USA walks the red carpet with Tiger Woods.

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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.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

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Colin Day, Barry Baker, Ashlen Roughley and Chris Parrish from Liverpool, England dress the part for the opening ceremonies.

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Team Europe's fans cheer and wave flags.

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United States team member Phil Mickelson shakes hands with teammate Tiger Woods.

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Gallery posted: 9/27/2012 7:19 PM

About this Gallery

Images of opening ceremonies for the 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club. Recording artist Jordin Sparks sang the national anthem. All-star golfers from Europe and the USA were introduced to a huge crowd assembled at the clubhouse.
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