The Solheim Cup opening day has had a great buzz thanks to a host of elements. The galleries are shockingly large and loud (okay, a bit too much squealing).
The clear weather means a firm-fast piece of minimalist design is playing beautifully, all heightened by some fresh camera angles we don't normally see in PGA Tour coverage. Throw in clever hole locations allowing players to feed shots and, oh yes, the players executing under pressure, and day one has been a home run.
Here is Brittany Lang nearly acing the 206-yard 6th during Friday morning foursome play. Not in the clip was a super slow-mo replay from a plane camera that Golf Channel employed in the morning before weather halted its use in the afternoon. When up in the air, the plane was producing stunning images of Colorado Golf Club with the faster speed adding an urgency that blimp shots lack.