What picked me up and brought me down about the Solheim Cup
Buzz: Golfapalooza. Solheim Cup at 2:30 a.m. Eastern flowing right into the Tour Championship.
Buzz Kill: Tuning in for the Tour Championship only to discover the Solheim Cup is running more than an hour over because the pace of play is so pathetically slow.
Buzz: The best in the game -- women and men -- performing like rock stars when it really counted.
Buzz Kill: Most of those shots were preceded by five-minute bottle feedings from their caddies.
Buzz: The joy of functional rain gear: The U.S. Solheim Cup rain suits were shower tested for 30 minutes.
Buzz Kill: Europe had three separate "waterproofs."
Buzz: Golf in Ireland.
Buzz Kill: The course played (Killeen Castle) could have been in America.
Buzz: The singing, chanting, rooting at a European-staged cup.
Buzz Kill: A site where mittens and umbrellas are required doesn't allow the fans to really get into it.
Buzz: Killeen Castle, possibly the coolest golf course backdrop anywhere besides St. Andrews.
Buzz Kill: The actual castle is a shell. It was supposed to be a hotel, but the developers went bust.
Buzz: The Solheim Cup develops its own history and traditions.
Buzz Kill: Rumblings of an international component. No way! Keep any new event separate.
Buzz: The phenomenal media buildup to the match.
Buzz Kill: Scottish writers who recycle stories from 1994 about yours truly. I've heard the reason one person hates another is that he wants to be like you. Could that be true?