It's no secret that No. 13 is historically viewed as unlucky or, in extreme cases, cursed. The fear of 13 is so common, there's even a term for it: triskaidekaphobia. In the sports world, though, a few brave players have embraced the number.
On Friday the 13th we look at a few brave athletes that embraced the dreaded No. 13 -- and succeeded with it.
Suzann Pettersen made an unforgettable Solheim debut in 2002, rallying from five down to halve her match, then reacting with some colorful language.
In eight Solheim Cup appearances, Annika Sorenstam has many memories to cherish -- and one that still sticks in her craw.
When it came to the Solheim Cup, Dottie Pepper was fiery, emotional and utterly annoying to the Europeans. And she didn't care.
From a military background, Paula Creamer gets pumped up even thinking about playing for the red, white and blue, and her record shows it.
Juli Inkster, the all-time U.S. leader in points, made her farewell to the Solheim Cup in 2011 -- as a player. She hopes to return one day as a captain.
No one has played in more Solheim Cups or scored more points than Laura Davies. The 2011 European victory stands tall among her memories.